Your bargaining team met for the second session with the Medical Center on May 23. We received the employer’s initial proposal and reached a few tenta­tive agreements. 

However, the Medical Center has rejected WSNA’s proposal to close the market wage gap with surrounding hospi­tals. Instead, the employer has offered only 1.5% in each year of the contract with adjust­ments to steps in the third year. The Medical Center currently has over 80 vacant RN positions it cannot fill. The employer’s proposal would push us even further behind the market and continue the Medical Center’s reliance on traveler nurses to care for our patients. Please stay tuned for infor­ma­tion about what you can do to win a contract that is fair for our patients, our commu­nity and our nurses.

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.