Negoti­a­tions update

We had our fourth day of negoti­a­tions on August 21. Our next date is October 11. We’ve made proposals including wages, health insur­ance, WSNA member­ship and more. We’ve made disap­pointing progress and we need to meet with you, our members.

Local Unit Meeting

We are having a local unit meeting September 3 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the class­room at the hospital. This is a drop-in meeting. If you are working, please stop by before or after your shift. Our attorney, Lane Toens­meir, will be at this meeting to talk about the issues we are having and the impact that the Astria bankruptcy is having on these negotiations.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: the Class­room at Astria Sunny­side Hospital

ADO/​Staffing Complaint Forms are now online. These are reviewed by your Staffing Committee. We encourage you to use the online version. Copies automat­i­cally go to the LU (Local Unit) Chair, the co-chairs on the staffing committee, which includes Cynthia Lewis. Please include your manager’s email infor­ma­tion so a copy goes to them as well.

In solidarity!

Your negoti­ating team: Lovella Flores, Marisela Aguilar, Lori Riojas, Cheryl Bofman, Janice Schell.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Carmen Garrison at or 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3113.