WSNA is contin­uing the fight for justice for nurses affected by the closure of ARMC. We are working at both the bargaining table and in the courts to achieve a fair outcome for ARMC nurses.

At the bargaining table, your negoti­a­tion team recently deliv­ered a proposal to bargain the effects of Astria’s decision to close the facility. The employer responded with a wholly inade­quate proposal requiring only that Astria pay a portion of PTO time accumu­lated by nurses who are no longer working for Astria. The employer’s proposal did not address our position that nurses are entitled to sever­ance and lost wages in addition to PTO payouts. In exchange, Astria has demanded that WSNA support the employer’s plan to dissolve our collec­tive bargaining agree­ment and waive all claims against Astria. WSNA has rejected this proposal.

WSNA has brought a number of federal and state claims against Astria. Astria has filed a motion to dismiss our claims. This motion will be heard by the Bankruptcy Court next week and we expect a decision shortly there­after. We are confi­dent that the Court will allow our claims to proceed. 

Please contact your nurse repre­sen­ta­tive for any questions or concerns. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact  Jayson Dick at 206 – 858-2139.