Our contract is under attack. We had our sixth bargaining session on Dec. 12. We were shocked to receive a proposal at such a late stage in bargaining from manage­ment to reduce the wage scales for most new hires and to effec­tively remove the ability of many currently employed nurses to receive step increases (valued at 4.5%) in 2019 and possibly beyond.

Previ­ously, manage­ment said the Health District was in a good finan­cial position and that they were having a hard time recruiting employees. Now, they want to lower the wage scale because of a last-minute study they paid to have done. With these new lower wage scales, SRHD will have a much harder time recruiting and retaining nurses.

We do not know what math manage­ment is using, but to us: a good finan­cial position plus recruit­ment and reten­tion issues DO NOT equal lower wages! 

Come to the Local Unit Meeting on Dec. 20 to learn what you can do to ensure a fair contract! Hear more about this and what we need YOU to do. #

Dec. 20 #

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in room 240
or
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in room 240B #

It’s time to unite!

Jaclyn Perkins, BSN, RN
WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive
jperkins@wsna.org