It's official! #

We would like to share the great news that we have reached a tenta­tive agree­ment that we believe allows the hospital to recruit and retain nurses! We spent many sessions discussing and success­fully pushing back on the employer’s proposals to take away leave time and to insti­tute insur­ance premium sharing. We stood strong to protect our annual leave and sick time. We ended up with wage increases that keep the hospital compet­i­tive at 3%/3%/3% in addition to other differ­en­tial increases that we are excited to tell you about. The bargaining team thanks all the nurses for the support you have shown for all these months.

We will be holding the contract ratifi­ca­tion vote on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 – room details to follow. Your team and chief negotiator will be on hand to answer your questions.

7:30 – 9 a.m. – main campus

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Bellevue

2:30 – 4 p.m. – Main

6 – 9 p.m. – Main

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. If you are still not receiving emails, please contact WSNA and ask for the member­ship department.

You can also view WSNA updates here on the WSNA Children’s page. Remember, WSNA is your resource for all questions related to negoti­a­tions and other contract matters. Please contact Edna Cortez, Local unit chair (, one of your negoti­a­tion team members and your WSNA nurse rep, Sara Frey (, 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)