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!

In Solidarity,

Your WSNA Officers and Negoti­ating Team

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Sue O’Donnel at sodonnell@wsna.org or 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3045.