What you need to know! #

Children’s nurses have spoken about their strong opposi­tion to the hospital leave and benefits proposal. We heard you loud and clear. There­fore, your team rejected the leave and benefits proposal and presented an economic proposal during our negoti­a­tion session on August 12 which maintains the status quo in terms of leaves and benefits. Unfor­tu­nately, manage­ment responded with a tone-deaf counter proposal that continued to push for the hospital’s leave and benefit package. This counter primarily included some transi­tion language for sick time and vacation accruals as well as a small delay in the imple­men­ta­tion of cost-sharing for premiums. Manage­ment also proposed a small wage increase in year three.

We did reach one tenta­tive agree­ment which honors longevity on night shift after 2 years.

Your team continues to advocate for a fair contract. Our next sessions are on August 28 and 29.

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. If we have your current email and you are still not receiving updates, you may need to change your email settings to allow emails from WSNA to go to your inbox. You can also view WSNA updates on the WSNA Children’s page at https://​www​.wsna​.org/​u​n​i​o​n​/​s​e​a​t​t​l​e​-​c​h​i​l​d​r​e​n​s-hospital. Remember, WSNA is your resource for all questions related to negoti­a­tions and other contract matters.

Please contact Edna Cortez, Local unit chair (ednapcortez722@gmail.com), one of your negoti­a­tion team members or your 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)