We, your negoti­a­tion team, met with manage­ment on June 27, 2019 for our third bargaining session. We received the remainder of management’s proposals. At the first session, after hearing from nurses that parking is both finan­cially burden­some and time consuming, WSNA made a proposal related to parking. The Children’s parking expert attended the negoti­a­tion session. She presented infor­ma­tion related to parking and we were able to ask questions.

Manage­ment also had their benefits experts in atten­dance. We exten­sively questioned manage­ment about their compli­cated benefits proposal to better under­stand the content. We, your negoti­a­tion team, are anxious to fill you in on what we have learned and next steps. Please join us for local unit meetings and negoti­a­tions update on July 8. Your team needs your input on impor­tant issues, especially the benefits package, to best repre­sent you. Our next session is July 11, 2019.

Reminder – Do we have your current private (not work) email address? That is the fastest way to receive timely updates. Please contact your Nurse Rep to update this infor­ma­tion if there has been a change or if we don’t have your email address. You can also view WSNA updates on this page. Remember, WSNA is your resource for all questions related to negoti­a­tions and other contract matters. Please contact Local Unit Chair Edna Cortez (ednapcortez722@gmail.com), one of your negoti­a­tion team members or WSNA Nurse Rep Sara Frey (sfrey@wsna.org), if you have questions or comments.

Meeting Details
DATE: JULY 8, 2019
TIME: 5 – 6:30 p.m. or 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Laurel­hurst Commu­nity Center
4554 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105
(Located south­east behind the hospital and parking lot space is limited. You may have to park
on the street.)

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)