WSNA would like to thank you all for your hard work during this difficult and unprecedented emergency. We know everyone is being affected in one way or another. Your Nurse Rep, Sara Frey, and Local Unit Chair, Edna Cortez, continue to meet with management twice a week to discuss concerns, issues and other matters related your work at the hospital. If you have concerns about PPE, schedules, floating, etc. we especially want to hear from you so we can advocate for you.
We are continuing to work on securing an MOU that provides guidance and assurances during this difficult time. In response to concerns raised by the Hospital, your Local Unit leadership modified our proposal and presented our offer on Friday April 11. As of this writing, we have not received a response from the Hospital. We will continue to press them to address the very real concerns we are hearing from SCH nurses.
COVID Screening Lines – WSNA believes you are entitled to be paid starting at the time you are required to arrive at the line to be screened. You should edit your time care to reflect this time you arrived for work. If you have not been paid correctly, please contact your nurse rep ASAP. We are proceeding with a grievance at this time in order to address this matter. If management asks you to stop submitting time card corrections for time spent in line, follow that directive, but please keep track of your time.
Virtual meetings – We have heard from some nurses that they have been required to come to campus for in-person meetings. Per our conversation with management today, it is our understanding is that all meetings are being held virtually at this time. If you are asked to come to campus, please first reach out to your chain of command and if you are unable to obtain virtual access for the meeting, please contact WSNA.
Cleaning of PPE – WSNA is hearing from nurses that the wipes that are being used to clean PPE are believed to be causing headaches for some. If you experience difficulty with this or other problems with cleaning products or PPE, the hospital is asking that you fill out an E‑Feedback so this can be tracked and addressed. WSNA is asking that you also please fill out an ADO.
Should I refuse an assignment? The information link below provides information related to PPE however, it can be applied to other situations such lack of training or experience when asked to float, etc. Please review this information so you can be prepared in the event you face an unsafe situation where you may need to consider refusing an assignment.
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Looking for unit representatives
We are looking for WSNA unit representatives for your units. If you currently serve in this role or want to become a unit rep please contact your Membership Coordinators: Kara Yates at email@example.com and/or Nancy Wilder at firstname.lastname@example.org, Edna Cortez, Local Unit Chair email@example.com or your Nurse Rep, Sara Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A unit rep is the point person for your specific unit for WSNA. The unit rep works with the WSNA Nurse Representative and your elected WSNA officers to act as the eyes and ears of the unit. They report issues and concerns to leadership and get out messages to their co-workers. The unit rep is also responsible for ensuring their coworkers understand and fill out ADO forms, and provide direction to an officer or nurse rep for contract questions. They may also be asked to help update bulletin boards, and help facilitate organizing actions around the facility.
If you have any questions, please contact WSNA Nurse Representative Sara Frey at email@example.com or WSNA Co-Chair Edna Cortez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206 – 387-6748.