Now is the time to step up and say, “no more.”
We have rallied, we have picketed, we have bargained in good faith for more than a year. But Providence continues to make every effort to steal our hard-earned PTO while pocketing nearly $1 billion in profits in 2019 alone. Providence Kadlec has failed to adequately address staffing, workplace safety and benefits issues.
It’s time to tell Providence corporate that Kadlec is OUR hospital, and we will strike if we have to in order to achieve a contract that allows us to take care of our families, our patients and our community.
We believe management has committed Unfair Labor Practices. WSNA has filed ULPs against Providence Kadlec, and we will declare a ULP strike if there is one.
On Friday night, Sacred Heart nurses counted the ballots from their Oct. 24 and 25 strike authorization vote. Sacred Heart nurses voted overwhelmingly to stand up to Providence and authorize a strike. Now it’s our turn.
We have scheduled vote times throughout the day on two consecutive days to give as many nurses as possible the opportunity to vote. Please note that vote times will be strictly enforced and limited to the voting times listed below. Make your voices heard on Oct. 29 and 30.
October 29 and 30 unfair labor practice strike authorization vote
location and times:
Red Lion Hotel
802 George Washington Way
Richland, WA 99352
Times are the same for both days
8 – 10 a.m.
4 – 6 p.m.
8 – 10 p.m.
Please note that you must be a WSNA member in good standing to vote on strike authorization. If you are not a member, you can still join and cast your ballot. Complete a WSNA member application and sign the dues authorization that includes incurring an obligation to pay WSNA dues for at least a year. If payroll deduction is not selected, three months advance payment will be required.
Please submit your questions and potential concerns so we can be prepared to respond at the strike vote coming up.
Other questions? Call WSNA Nurse Rep Jayson Dick. MBA, BSN, RN, at 206 – 858-2139.