Recently a notorious anti-union group, the so-called Freedom Founda­tion, submitted sweeping demands for infor­ma­tion to public employers throughout Washington State, seeking the full name, birth­date, duty station or location, and work e‑mail of every public employee.

The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion joined other unions in filing a lawsuit to prevent the disclo­sure of your personal infor­ma­tion. WSNA empha­sized that disclo­sure of the personal infor­ma­tion would violate nurses’ right to privacy and could jeopar­dize the safety of nurses who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other threats to their bodily security.

On December 27, 2019, a Superior Court judge issued a prelim­i­nary injunc­tion, temporarily preventing the disclo­sure of the names, birth­dates, duty stations/​locations, and work e‑mails of public employees.

If you or a family member have been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other threats of violence and you wish to prevent the disclo­sure of your personal infor­ma­tion, please contact paralegal Jeanna Te in the WSNA legal depart­ment at 206 – 575-7979, exten­sion 3040, or tjeanna@wsna.org. Any infor­ma­tion you provide shall be kept strictly confidential.

Protecting your privacy and safety are paramount to WSNA.

NOTE: You should not provide sensi­tive infor­ma­tion to your employer about risks to your security, except as neces­sary to ensure your safety at work, since any infor­ma­tion provided to a public employer may be subject to disclo­sure as a public record.

If you have any questions about this issue, please contact the WSNA legal depart­ment at 206 – 575-7979, exten­sion 3040 or tjeanna@wsna.org.