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Your Negotiation Team has worked extremely hard toward a fair contract. After more than 16 hours at the negotiation table on Tuesday, we can announce that we have reached a tentative agreement on a contract that your Negotiation Team is recommending!
Your contract Negotiation Team is working on securing a date and location for a ratification vote. Details will be announced as soon as a decision is made!
The Tentative Contract Highlights include:A 10.5 % wage increase over the life of the contract (3.5% retroactive to April 2020, 3.5% in April 2021 & 3.5% in April 2022); the second shift premium increases to $2.75/hr; the third shift premium increases to $4.50/hr; new $1.00/hr BSN, MN, MSN or PhD premium; education funds increased to $550 per nurse annually, expanded use for bereavement time; improved workplace violence protection language; greater transparency in the low census process. Per Diems now have education dollars and education time. We fought off the employer proposal to give travelers priority over almost all other employees in the LC rotation. We fought off the employer’s proposal to expand where and when a nurse can float; and much more!
Thank you for all your support!
We could not have done this hard work without you.
You are WSNA!
Your Negotiating Team: Cheryll Howe — Family Birth, Dawn Morrell – Cath Lab, Aaron Bradley – Palliative Care, Christina Swan – Family Birth, Mindy Thornton – ER, Heidi Kennedy – ICU, Qona Johnson – Pulse Cardiac, Adrienne Berg – PCU, Anne Landen – ER, Jorie Gliane – Float Pool
Travis Elmore, WSNA Nurse Representative at 1 800 231‑8482 ext. 3117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.
By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.
WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.
If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.