We are in the begin­ning stages of the negoti­a­tion process and have received the employer’s initial proposal. While we are only in the initial stages of bargaining, we have our work cut out for us. We are up for the challenge!

Some of the bigger issues are staffing, benefits and compen­sa­tion. A few other issues include rest breaks, trans­port nurse and Per Diem sched­uling and avail­ability. Our next session is Friday, Oct. 26, stay tuned for further updates.

Unity is power — the more active WSNA members we have, the stronger we are at the negoti­ating table. Join WSNA today and get involved in supporting our contract negoti­a­tions. Together, we win.

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; Neelam Kaur – 4 Silver; Holly Baker – ED; Lexi Overa – ED; Beth Selander – OR; Caine Ballew – Float Pool; Charina Alvarez – PACU; Theresa Blazer – FMC; Kathy Silvas – NICU/​Peds; Ryan O’Neill-Hawkins – CCU; Alicia O’Neal — Hospice Care Center; Rebecca Roop-Kharasch – Home Health; and Terri Williams, MS, RN; WSNA Nurse Rep (twilliams@wsna.org)