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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), one of your negotiation team members or WSNA Nurse Rep Sara Frey (email@example.com), 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)