Your WSNA team of regis­tered nurses met with Evergreen­Health admin­is­tra­tion for our 14th session. This repre­sented the 2nd session that was assisted by a Federal Mediator. Both parties exchanged desired changes and ideas but little progress was realized at the end of the day.

We agreed to meet again for a full day session on May 28. Your negoti­a­tion team of WSNA regis­tered nurses continues to dedicate their exper­tise and experi­ence to the process. They also are volun­teering their time without any compen­sa­tion for their hundreds of hours of efforts.

The prior­i­ties that remain for our team include fair wages that retain and recruit excel­lent nurses, better staffing language and more complete workplace violence language.

Stay tuned on how you might be able to help out in attaining a fair and compre­hen­sive contract. For updates, log on to wsna​.org.

In Solidarity,

Your WSNA Negoti­a­tion Team:
Clarise Mahler, Chair (CCU);
Debbie Pronk, Griev­ance Officer (PACU);
Jomay Ruiz, Secretary/​Treasurer (FMC);
Linda Snyder, Member­ship Officer (7 Silver);
Val Artamonova, Member­ship Officer (Home Hospice);
Jessica Taylor – 6 Silver; Holly Baker – ED; Lexi Overa – ED; Beth Selander – OR; Caine Ballew – Float Pool; Charina Alvarez – PACU; Theresa Blazer – FMC;
Ed Zercher, RN, WSNA Nurse Rep (; and Terri Williams, MSN, RN, WSNA Nurse Rep (

Questions? Contact Ed Zercher at or 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3022.