We filed a Department of Safety and Health complaint with L&I over the Hospital’s lack of compliance regarding workplace violence. Within 24 hours of WSNA filing the complaint, we had an investigator on site.
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We had our fourth day of negoti­a­tions with manage­ment on Oct. 9, 2018. Our entire team contributed to the passionate discus­sion regarding staffing issues and our staffing proposal at KRMC. We advocated for our bargaining unit regarding staffing concerns and gave manage­ment examples of how short-staffed we nurses are.

We notified manage­ment that we filed a DOSH (Depart­ment of Safety and Health) complaint with L&I over the Hospital’s lack of compli­ance regarding workplace violence. We are working to assure that safety is a critical issue now! 

Manage­ment heard your voices, saw the stickers and nurses wearing blue. Manage­ment backed off their demand of having part-time nurses pay full premiums, but there are still major benefit issues on the table. Stay tuned.

Manage­ment provided us with their economic proposal – their offer is 2% across the board, 2% raises in 2019, 2% in 2020 and 2% in 2021. We believe this is a good start. They have committed to preserving the current steps.

We still have many open proposals and discus­sion items. Our next dates are Oct. 15 and Nov. 13.

Kellie And Dinese

In Unity and Solidarity,

Your Negoti­ating Team: Jacob Garcia (CDU), Martha Galvez (Birth Center), Vanessa Douglas (ICU), Toni Ledridge (PAS), Kathy Peot (Resource), Maryanne Sturte­vant (OR), Meri Bukovinsky (CDU), Joyce McMurphy (NICU), (Anthony) Tony Jones (Cath Lab) and Joy Barclay (DI).

Let them know you appreciate their commitment to negotiating on your behalf.
Stephanie And Bertha Bc



STAT meetings:

  • Oct. 10 at 7:30 — 9 p.m. in the Columbia II (3rd floor Mountain Pavilion) – Meet Tammy Garren from the Depart­ment of Labor and Indus­tries. She will be attending the meeting.
  • Oct. 11 at 7:30 – 9 a.m. in the Ringold room (1st floor near the tower elevators)
  • Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, Bradley Blvd, Richland – Meet and greet with Senator Sharon Brown
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