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On June 10, 2020 your coalition negotiation team met with management for the first time. During this session we went over our initial proposal with management. We expect management to provide their proposal at our next session. WSNA and our negotiation coalition have agreed to meet with Department of Veterans Affairs management on June 24 and July 8 to bargain next.
As you are likely aware, the state budget forecast has taken a big hit due to the COVID crisis and will likely impact our negotiations.
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If you work at the Washington Soldiers Home or Washington Veterans Home, please contact
Travis Elmore, WSNA Nurse Representative at 1 800 231‑8482 ext. 3117 or email@example.com if you have questions or comments.
If you work at the Spokane Veterans Home or the Walla Veterans Home, please contact Debi Bessmer, WSNA Nurse Representative firstname.lastname@example.org 1 – 800-231‑8482 ext. 3112.
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.