After 20 negoti­a­tion sessions,we are pleased to announce that we have reached a tenta­tive agree­ment with Skagit Regional Health.

The new contract has signif­i­cant wage increases, vastly improved staffing language and additional signif­i­cant improve­ments. We will have a contract summary avail­able online early next week and a full contract will be avail­able for review at the vote.

Voting will occur on June 11, so stay tuned for times and locations.

Remember you MUST be a member in good standing to vote. Member­ship gives you rights and privi­leges – including the right to vote on this contract.

If you are unsure of your member­ship status, please call the WSNA member­ship depart­ment at 206 – 575-7979, option 1, or email them at membership@wsna.org. They will be happy to assist you. Now is a great time for nurses who are not members to join WSNA.

Your team worked hard and long – and we think all that time and work was worth the effort. We need to stay strong and show our unity as we vote on the contract and then continue to build a strong bargaining unit – where Skagit nurses’ voices continue to be heard. Watch for June 11 voting times and locations.

Your team extends a heart­felt thanks…. RNs standing strong and together helped us obtain this tenta­tive agree­ment with manage­ment.

The team is not paid for their 20 days at the table, so if you are able to donate PTO to help, that token of thanks is greatly appre­ci­ated! Donation forms will be avail­able at the vote as well.

In solidarity,
Your WSNA Negoti­a­tion Team: Peter Moore (MPC), Alyssa Stirpe (Stanwood), Randi Dykstra (Case Manage­ment), Rachel Yates (MPC), Liz Rainaud (FBC), Alice Riddle (IV Therapy) and Jessica Knutzen (Float Pool)

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Sue Dunlap at sdunlalp@wsna.org.