We met for our first negotiation session on November 8, 2019.
We came prepared with a comprehensive and competitive proposal including fair and equitable wage and premium increases, better nurse staffing, and protection for nurses against violence in the workplace.
Management came with not a single proposal, which was incredibly disappointing, considering that they have had months and months to prepare for this day. After we gave them our proposal, they did not have a response for us.
Maintain your union power and stay strong together. Help us fight for a fair and equitable contract. The employer is working hard to weaken the union which gives you less power at the negotiation table. If you are not a member, join today! Don’t let management drive a wedge into the blood, sweat and tears that went into bargaining by the nurses that came before you. For decades we have fought to gain better wages, hours and working conditions for nurses at VMMC.
Our next two scheduled dates are December 6 and 13. Stay connected and talk to us, your WSNA negotiating team. We are here for you.
In solidarity from your WSNA negotiating team,
Natasza Lorentz, Sam Asencio, Kari Benning, Janelle Coy, Jane Hill-Littlejohn, Sue Dunn, and Suzanne Baek
For questions please contact Terri Williams or Hanna Welander, interim WSNA Nurse Reps firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.