After fourteen months of negoti­a­tions and media­tion, your Kadlec Negoti­ating Team has reached a Tenta­tive Agree­ment that addresses the issues our member­ship identi­fied as top prior­i­ties including preserving existing PTO accrual and PTO caps for current nurses. The Tenta­tive Agree­ment includes many signif­i­cant improve­ments, including wage increases, a ratifi­ca­tion bonus, and stronger staffing committee and workplace violence language. Of equal impor­tance, the Tenta­tive Agree­ment excludes many of Management’s proposed takeaways. If accepted, the new Agree­ment would run through October 2022.

Highlights include

  • Maintains current total PTO accruals and total PTO caps for ALL current nurses covered by the collec­tive bargaining agree­ment (including 0.45FTE).
  • Maintains all existing EIB accruals and allows them to be used for all purposes currently allowed, as well as for topping off to 100% of regular wages for short term disability or Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave benefit.
  • Enhanced staffing and workplace violence language to help keep nurses and patients safe.
  • 10% total wage increases over the life of this contract, include A Combined 5.5% Across-the-Board Wage Increase by January 1, 2020, and full-time nurses (including 0.9 FTE) will receive a bonus of $1,500 upon ratifi­ca­tion of the contract, with the bonus prorated for part-time nurses.

Please see contract proposal summary for more details.

Vote on Monday, Dec. 9 in CHINOOK 1
You must be present to vote between
8 — 10 a.m., noon — 2 p.m., 4 — 6 p.m., or 8 — 10 p.m.

For more infor­ma­tion contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Jayson Dick at Jayson.Dick@wsna.org or 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3035.