We, your bargaining team, met with manage­ment on July 29, 2019 for our 6th session of contract negoti­a­tions.

We continue to voice your concerns regarding Children’s paid leave and benefit package. Today we received a counter­pro­posal to our benefits proposal from Children’s manage­ment. We were disap­pointed with the lack of movement from the hospital in our direc­tion. Seattle Children’s continues to insist on:

  • Making RNs contribute to their health insur­ance premiums
  • An unaccept­ably low sick leave carry­over (cap)
  • Lower sick leave accruals
  • Vacation time limita­tions that fail to recog­nize the contri­bu­tions of experi­enced nurses
  • A wage proposal that doesn’t recog­nize the hard work and dedica­tion of our nurses.

Come see us! – Members of your WSNA negoti­a­tion team will be hosting cafeteria/​Starbucks time. Stop by, ask questions about negoti­a­tions, share your comments concerns:

Today, July 30 at the River entrance Starbucks from 2:30– 6 pm.
Tomorrow, July 31 at the Ocean 7 Cafeteria from noon – 3 pm

Reminder – Do we have your current private (not work) email address? That is the fastest way to receive timely updates. Please contact our 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 the WSNA Children’s page. Remember, WSNA is your trusted 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.

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)