WSNA has been informed that the Freedom Founda­tion (a histor­i­cally anti-union, anti-worker’s rights organi­za­tion) has contacted the employer requesting personal contact infor­ma­tion of RNs and others.

The employer may feel compelled to furnish this infor­ma­tion based on their oblig­a­tions due to being a pubic employer and the Public Records Act.

The Freedom Founda­tion or any other person attempting to tell you how to opt out of your union, is trying to take away your voice in the workplace and elimi­nate your union repre­sen­ta­tion. Unions put power in the hands of employees. This power is used to ensure living wages, fair employ­ment practices, and laws that protect employees. Their goal is to dismantle that power and put it in the hands of corpo­ra­tions so they can pay substan­dard wages and elimi­nate regula­tions, rules and laws that protect employees from corpo­rate abuse and greed.

If you are contacted via email or phone call by any of these union busters, tell them:

I am a proud union member and will always be so. I appre­ciate the rights and benefits being part of a union affords. Take your anti-union rhetoric and go elsewhere. Do not attempt to contact me in any fashion ever again

If you receive an email from the Freedom Founda­tion, contact Evergeeen’s IT depart­ment at 1740 and tell them to put that address into the Spam Folder”.

WSNA is proud to repre­sent regis­tered nurses at Evergreen and together, we win!

WSNA is working to have the release of the requested information by the Freedom Foundation delayed or prevented #

Working in Coali­tion with a number of Unions sharing like concerns for their members, WSNA has become part of an effort to receive a court injunction.

One of the ratio­nales for limiting what infor­ma­tion be released is a concern for domestic violence survivors and their privacy. If you have a unique ratio­nale as to why you believe your personal infor­ma­tion should be withheld, please contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Ed Zercher at

or call at 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3022.

WSNA encour­ages you to urge the State Legis­la­ture to protect public employees’ personal data.

You can write to your legis­lator and let them know that you support the limiting of personal data release. Find more infor­ma­tion in the recent article on the topic in The Stand.

Be on the lookout for a 4% raise increase starting Jan. 1, 2020! #

This is not happening by accident…it is happening because your WSNA bargaining team spent many long sessions negoti­ating for this benefit! It doesn’t stop there, you will be getting another 3% on Nov. 1, 2020 as well!

Hard work in action. Union nurses standing together to demand better wages, hours and working conditions!

Your contract is online. Be sure to refer­ence it if you have any questions about the provisions.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Ed Zercher at

or call at 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3022.