Your team of WSNA regis­tered nurses from Evergreen Hospital & Medical Center met with the admin­is­tra­tion for our tenth session on Monday, Feb. 27.

Both parties exchanged proposals and reached tenta­tive agree­ments in areas such as residency proba­tionary period, personal holidays and vacation scheduling.

    We also had lengthy discus­sions around issues that remain unresolved that include:

    • Fair wages and benefits
    • Rest between shift takeaways the employer proposed
    • Differ­en­tial and Premium increases proposed by WSNA
    • Staffing committee respon­si­bility and struc­ture and how it aligns with new laws
    • Workplace violence language proposed by WSNA
    • Cuts in the Per Diem Premium the employer proposed
    • And more…

    We will be meeting for our next bargaining session with the admin­is­tra­tion on Tuesday, March 5 in an effort to make additional movement towards a mutually accept­able contract.

    We appre­ciate all of the support from all of the regis­tered nurses that have reached out and demanded a fair contract and safe working condi­tions. These princi­ples will continue to be the driver behind our prior­i­ties as a team.

    In solidarity,

    Clarise Mahler, Chair (CCU); hapilark@gmail.com
    Debbie Pronk, Griev­ance Officer (PACU); dppbee@gmail.com
    Jomay Ruiz, Secretary/​Treasurer (FMC); ruiz.jomay@gmail.com
    Linda Snyder, Member­ship Officer (7 Silver); lsnyder1@eastern.edu
    Val Artamonova, Member­ship Officer (Home Hospice); valeriya.art@gmail.com
    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 (ezercher@wsna.org); and Terri Williams, MS, RN, WSNA Nurse Rep (twilliams@wsna.org)