Our WSNA negotiating team will be meeting with VMMC’s management team next week, Nov. 8, 2019, for our first negotiation session.
WSNA has worked hard over many years to promote professional nursing practice in Washington State. During the 2018 and 2019 Legislative Session, our work was instrumental in getting laws passed that protect nurses, including Breaks and Overtime Protections and Workplace Violence Prevention. These new laws require significant measures that will hold hospitals accountable for keeping nurses and patients safe. We are proud of our work. It is a direct reflection of what we hear nurses need to provide safe and effective care.
To learn more about these new bills please consider attending the following:
We Won! Now What? (Kirkland)
Implementing the new breaks/overtime protections
and workplace violence prevention laws
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wilde Rover Irish Pub (Gaelic Room)
111 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033
1.5 CNE contact hours available
Thanks to all of you who completed the negotiation survey, attended local unit meetings, and provided feedback to us! Your input has been crucial to in making proposed revisions to the collective bargaining agreement (contract). We have considered your input, as well as the issues we have had with management under the current contract. You want improved working conditions, fair compensation, a voice in practice, and a respectful and safe working environment that supports your professional responsibility to deliver quality nursing care. Our proposals to management in our upcoming negotiations reflect your voice.
We will provide updates to you throughout negotiations and will continue to seek your input and participation!
Your WSNA Officers and Negotiating Team
Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Sue O’Donnel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3045.