We had our fourth day of negoti­a­tions on August 21. Our next date is October 11. We’ve made Hundreds of nurses turned out yesterday to vote on the new contract and it was an overwhelming YES! Thank you to all who turned out to cast your vote and have your voices heard. The ratifi­ca­tion bonus will be distrib­uted by Children’s on the next regular payroll. The signing bonus will only be paid if an employee is employed by the Hospital as of August 1, 2019 and when the bonus is payable. Your 3% wage increase will occur the first full pay period after yesterday’s ratifi­ca­tion vote. 

Where can I find the new contract?

It will take a few weeks for the parties to finalize the contract document and obtain signa­tures from all the parties. Once that occurs, the contract will be avail­able on the WSNA Children’s page — 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. If at any time you have questions about a contract matter or other work place issues, please contact one of your local unit officers or Nurse Rep Sara Frey. Contact infor­ma­tion for your local unit officers and nurse rep can also be found at the above link. 

We, your team, would like to thank everyone for your ongoing support. We look forward to the next three years. We encourage you to get involved! If you would like more infor­ma­tion about how you can be involved, please contact one of your local unit officers.

In solidarity — from your 2019 WSNA Children’s 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)

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Sara Frey, JD, BSN, RN at sfrey@wsna.org or 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3039.