For the first time ever at Yakima Regional, WSNA and SEIU 1199 came together for a joint sticker up” campaign as our bargaining team went back to the table on Sept. 4. The negoti­a­tion team would like to say thank you to all the nurses, NACs, house­keepers, scrub techs, rad techs, nutri­tion staff, respi­ra­tory, admit­ting and everyone else who partic­i­pated in demon­strating their commit­ment to our patients and to winning fair contracts that promotes the reten­tion and recruit­ment of core staff.

We had a very produc­tive day at the table and were able to reach even more tenta­tive agree­ments. We are still very far apart on key issues regarding wages and staffing language.

We look forward to contin­uing the work we started with SIEU as we come together as caregivers and use our collec­tive voice to let the admin­is­tra­tion know that we stand united, and we demand fair wages, safe staffing and safe working conditions.

In solidarity!

Your negoti­a­tion team: Herbie Aganda, Evette Runyon, Mark McFeeley, Laurie Robinson and Ty Fotheringill.

Questions? Call WSNA Nurse Rep Jayson Dick, MBA, BSN, RN at 1 – 206-858‑2139.