WSNA recognizes that wages play an important part in job satisfaction, and we continue to fight on your behalf to guarantee fair wages. We recently had a win for our Reserve nurses in regard to their pay premiums, as well as reaching an agreement on back pay for these nurses.
Following the merger of the two contracts on January 1, 2020, reserve nurses were guaranteed certain premiums, including standby, callback, shift differentials, weekend premiums, and certification pay.
WSNA recognized the loss of the other premiums previously offered to reserve nurses and we have fought to get those premiums back. We secured two additional premiums for reserve nurses:
- Incentive pay of $10/ hour
- Daily Floating pay of $1.50/ hour
We were also able to reach agreement on Float Pool Premium, Charge Nurse premium, as well as double time for all hours worked after 12 hours. This agreement did require a compromise, as UW did not want to continue these premiums moving forward, but they have agreed to pay these premiums for all hours worked between the dates of Jan 1, 2020 and April 16, 2020.
Back pay should be applied to the pay period starting May 10, so please check your pay stubs for those additions!
WSNA Nurse Representative