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Your Bargaining Team has reached a Tentative Agreement with the Hospital. The Team believes the Tentative Agreement is a fair and reasonable deal given the economic realities of the global health crisis.
SUMMARY OF 2020 TENTATIVE AGREEMENT
Historic Wage Increases 7/1/20 – 3% * 7/1/21 – 2% 7/1/22 – 2% * Wage increases are effective on the first full pay period following the dates above. For 2020, the hospital has committed to retroactive raises dating back to the first pay period in July.
Overtime Previously, nurses were only eligible for overtime after working 40 hours per week. Under the new agreement, nurses will also be eligible for overtime after the 12th hour of a shift.
Standby/On Call Pay Standby/On Call pay will increase from $5.00 to $6.00. In addition, nurses who agree to work an open shift and then get placed on low census standby will receive $7.00 per hour.
Preceptor Pay There will be no change to amount paid for Preceptor Pay. However, preceptors must now turn in their daily evaluation forms within 24 hours of the shift in order to receive their preceptor pay.
Work On Day Off Premium Nurses must fulfill their FTE in order to be eligible for the premium. Sick leave will not count towards fulfilling the FTE requirement. Preapproved vacation time and low census hours will count towards fulfilling the FTE requirement. Note: the FTE requirement will not apply for shifts filled within 24 hours of the shift to be worked.
Certification Pay Nurses who hold the following certifications are now eligible for the extra pay: CGRN, CRNI, SANE and either WCC or WOCN. The RNC certification is no longer eligible for the premium.
Paid Leave Your bargaining team successfully resisted the hospital’s proposal to impose the PTO/short term disability program utilized by other employees at the hospital. Instead, we will keep our current vacation/holiday/sick leave program. Also, domestic partners and grandparents-in-law are now included in the list of family members for which you can use sick leave to provide care.
Nursing Competencies The new agreement will make some minor adjustments to the hospital’s current requirement to meet and confer with WSNA in the event they make changes to existing nursing competencies.
Staffing Committee The Staffing Committee will now meet quarterly instead of monthly
Membership Language The new contract will include updates to the Association Membership language as required by a recent Supreme Court decision. In addition, the new agreement will allow nurses who wish to make donations to either the Washington Nurse Foundation or the WSNA Political Action Committee to do so through payroll deduction. Finally, the new contract will extend WSNA’s time to meet with newly hired nurses from the current 15 minutes to 30 minutes.
This contract is recommended by your bargaining team: Gena Martinez, Laurie Smith, Jim Wanner and Anita Duvall.
The VOTE to ratify this contract will occur on August 13 from 1500 – 1700 and 1800 – 2000 in the outside covered area by the old kitchen. We will take all possible steps to ensure social distancing. Your safety is our priority.
You must be a WSNA Member in good standing to vote on the contract.
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Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Mara Kieval at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.
By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.
WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.
If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.