We have a tenta­tive contract agree­ment with the State of Washington. The coali­tion negoti­a­tion team worked extremely hard during this diffi­cult time in order to reach this tenta­tive agree­ment. Your negoti­a­tion team is recom­mending a YES vote.

Unfor­tu­nately, due to the unprece­dented COVID-19 pandemic crisis and its effects on the state budget, no one was able to gain any wage increases for the life of the contract. We were able to bargain some meaningful contract language that applies to Safety in the Workplace, profes­sional training and meal & rest breaks. Addition­ally, agency-desig­nated non-backfill positions will take one furlough day per month from July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2023 with the poten­tial for additional furlough dates. We are glad to announce that health­care costs are maintained at 85% Agency cost and 15% employee cost.

Please come and vote (pick one of the two polling locations):

Date- September 29, 2020
Time- noon to 4 p.m.
Place- Washington Veterans Home – Port Orchard

Date- September 28, 2020
Time- 10 to 11:30 p.m.
Place- Washington Soldiers Home – Orting

Date- September 29, 2020
Time- 6 to 7:30 a.m.
Place- Washington Soldiers Home – Orting

(The tenta­tive agree­ment will be avail­able for your review during the voting times)

Only members in good standing are eligible to vote.

Please contact Travis Elmore, WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive at 1 800 231‑8482 ext. 3117 or telmore@wsna.org if you have questions or comments.