Workplace violence incidents inves­ti­ga­tion is underway. WSNA and your officers are working hard on your behalf to ensure all measures are taken, in accor­dance with state regula­tions, to assure your safety in the workplace. The Indus­trial Hygienist Compli­ance Officer assigned to inves­ti­gate the workplace violence incidents at SJMC has now initi­ated her inves­ti­ga­tion as a result of our complaint filed with the Division of Occupa­tional Safety and Health (DOSH) at L&I for allega­tions of failing to ensure our safety in the workplace, failing to provide adequate training, and failing to evaluate workplace violence incidents in order to better protect nurses and other employees from harm.

We are asking nurses who have experi­enced workplace violence to contact us with their experi­ences. If you are willing to share your experi­ence, please provide your contact infor­ma­tion so we can reach out to you. Nurses should not have to come to work with a fear that we will be assaulted during our shift.

Reminder: Local unit meeting and negoti­a­tion update:
You may also share your experi­ences with us at the Nov. 7 local unit meeting and negoti­a­tions update.

When: Nov. 7 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., 3:30 – 5 p.m. or 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: People Commu­nity Center — 1602 M.L.K. Jr Way (across from the hospital)

Feel free to drop in at any time during any of these sessions. Team members, our WSNA Nurse Rep and chief negotiator will be on hand to answer your questions. Be involved! Be informed about what is going on and what is at stake in regards to our wages, hours and working condi­tions. We will also have refresh­ments avail­able and there will be gift card raffles.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Sara Frey at sfrey@wsna.org or at 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3039.