Kadlec Nego

We had our first session with manage­ment on Sept. 12. We gave the employer our opening proposal. We have not received a response but were told by their chief negotiator that they would have something for us by 9 a.m. on Sept. 25 (our next sched­uled date).

We were informed Tuesday, Sept. 11 (one day before our first session) that the employer had retained an outside counsel, other than the attorney with whom we had been communicating.

As a result of this, two of the dates we had confirmed were cancelled by the employer. We have confirmed two other dates, Oct. 4 and Oct. 15. The employer is making it diffi­cult for our team members to get the days off for negoti­a­tions, telling them that it’s not management’s respon­si­bility to make the needed schedule changes because our team chose not to use IBB (Interest Based Bargaining). This is a union busting tactic.

We conveyed your inter­ests to manage­ment based on commu­ni­ca­tions with you, our entire Bargaining Unit of nurses, through individual conver­sa­tions and what you submit to us on the Negoti­a­tion Survey. The HOT issues we are making proposals are staffing and floating.

What can you do to show support for your WSNA negoti­ating team? 

  • Wear your WSNA buttons every day, now through our next date, Sept. 25.
  • Get ready for action and keep reading our negoti­a­tion updates!

Confirmed dates for Negotiations:

  • Sept. 25
  • Oct. 4
  • Oct. 9
  • Oct. 15

Your negoti­ating team members are: Jacob Garcia (CDU), Martha Galvez (Birth Center), Vanessa Douglas (ICU), Toni Ledridge (PAS), Kathy Peot (Resource), Marianne 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.

If you have any questions, contact any of the negoti­a­tion team members or WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.