As we continue to meet, we continue to make progress, though slow at times. During this session, we had detailed discus­sions around enhancing the layoff language to improve options should someone ever be in this situa­tion. Wages are an ongoing discus­sion, as well as rest breaks. We have heard from you that enhance­ment to educa­tion time is impor­tant, so because of this, we have made large efforts to not lose traction on this topic. 

We are working hard on the behalf of all WSNA repre­sented St. Luke’s nurses. Right now, your team of nurses wants you to stay informed, involved and visible as we work for a fair contract. We need to send the message to manage­ment that we are united! Under­stand that we will get the best contract if a majority of RNs show support for the WSNA contract bargaining team. There are many ways to show your support. Keep reading to find out how!

Aug. 30 – Your nurse rep will be in the cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by! We can help you become involved and reach the level of a motivated member. 

Sept. 7 — Our next bargaining session. Join, Join, Join! One of the best visible ways to show your fellow colleagues support for the hard work they do all year round is to join. You don’t attend a potluck without bringing a dish do you?

Your tireless negoti­ating team continues to work hard days to preserve, and to enhance your contract benefits. Questions? Ask Linda Spurgeon (CVA), Fran Castillo (CVA) or Jonelle Polley (Infec­tion Control). 

Jaclyn Perkins, BSN, RN
WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive
1 – 800-231‑8482, ext. 3118