Your Confer­ence Committee team of nurses met with Manage­ment on May 21 for our routine meeting. During this meeting, your survey results were anony­mously presented and the topic of overtime was discussed along with the issues we see that surround it. One issue identi­fied was bullying. Manage­ment has commu­ni­cated to us they do not promote nor foster an environ­ment that is conducive to bullying They also told WSNA they would reinforce the open door” policy with their managers so all nurses feel welcome to discuss any barriers they have as pertains to sched­uling and/​or overtime.

Like you, we want to see these issues resolved, but we can’t go about it alone. If you are feeling bullied or feel you cannot approach your manager, fill out an ADO form (Assign­ment Despite Objec­tion) and make sure your Local Unit Chair and Nurse Rep get a copy. (The online version goes to them automat­i­cally.) The ADOs will be taken to Confer­ence Committee and discussed if they are not resolved prior. The ADO form can be found on the WSNA website at https://​www​.wsna​.org/​union/ado/.

We also recom­mend using the Provi­dence Integrity Line at 1 – 888-294‑8455 to report any issues of bullying and harass­ment in the workplace.

As we continue to move forward, we will work on this issue and keep you posted with updates. Our next Confer­ence Committee is sched­uled for July 9.

Questions? Never hesitate to contact WSNA Nurse Rep. Jaclyn Perkins BSN, RN at 1 – 800-231‑8482, ext. 3118 or jperkins@wsna.org.