After 16 sessions (4 with the assis­tance of a Public Mediator), our team has reached a tenta­tive agree­ment that we confi­dently recom­mend.

Our Team FOUGHT OFF several Employer proposed take-aways such as:

  • Decreased compen­sa­tion for work performed that quali­fies for Rest Between Shifts” premium
  • Forced Dress Code
  • Decrease in Per Diem Hourly wage
  • Limits on WSNA’s access to Hospital’s premises
  • Exten­sion of proba­tionary periods
  • Discon­tin­u­a­tion of standby pay once a nurse is called back into work

We secured a number of gains in wages and working conditions:

  • Wage increases of 3% starting June 30, 2019, 4% starting January 1, 2020 and 3% starting November 1, 2020
  • New Step 30.
  • Ratifi­ca­tion Pay of 3% of total compen­sa­tion (includes overtime, etc.) since January 1st for every WSNA RN

We also made signif­i­cant gains in the areas of staffing and workplace violence.

A full summary of changes will be posted at wsna​.org by end of day on Friday, June 13.


In light of reaching this agree­ment, our Overpass Action set for Tuesday, June 11 has been cancelled.

Your WSNA team of Regis­tered Nurses Recom­mends a YES” vote on this contract.

Voting infor­ma­tion:

Date and location to be determined….stay tuned!

Only WSNA members in good standing can vote but it is not too late to join WSNA today and have a voice.
For member­ship infor­ma­tion, call Tara Barnes at 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3027 or send her an email at tbarnes@wsna.org.



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, MSN, RN, WSNA Nurse Rep (
twilliams@wsna.org)

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