Contract Negotiation Update #

On Aug. 28 and 29 your contract negoti­a­tion team met with hospital manage­ment for negoti­a­tion sessions eight and nine. We had some good dialogue on issues and are happy to report the hospital withdrew its leave proposal. The most recent wage proposal from manage­ment is now at 2.5% on ratifi­ca­tion, 2.5% in 2020 and 2% in 2021. We believe the currently proposed wage increases are insuf­fi­cient to assure RNs at Seattle Children’s can afford to live near the hospital. Many issues such as staffing, employee health insur­ance premiums, parking and layoff language remain on the table.

Hospital admin­is­tra­tion and WSNA have agreed to a contin­u­ance of the current contract until Sept. 30. We meet next on Sept. 11 and it is our hope the hospital will come our way and agree to proposals that will attract and retain phenom­enal RNs.

Please continue to wear your WSNA buttons and badge holders to show your support for a fair contract!

We are working to get a meeting time with members sched­uled soon to provide an in person contract negoti­a­tion update and discuss future actions. Stay tuned!

Please contact Edna Cortez, local unit chair, one of your negoti­a­tion team members or your WSNA Nurse Rep. Sara Frey if you have questions or comments.

In solidarity,

Your 2019 WSNA negoti­a­tion team — Edna Cortez (PACU), Lindsey Kirsch (ED), Diane Gates (PICU), Nancy Wilder (PACU), Ross Beaulau­rier (Surgical RC5), Samantha Forte (Acute Care Float), Eliza­beth Gideon (Rehab), Shaina Lawson (NICU), Sarah Munro (Bellevue Surg Center), Jennifer Pease (Bellevue Surg. Center), Maria Sixto (Airlift NW), Kara Yates (Medical)