On Friday, Jan. 31, WSNA filed a lawsuit in the US Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Washington against Astria. The complaint alleges a viola­tion of the Worker Adjust­ment and Retraining Notifi­ca­tion Act (WARN Act) based on Astria’s failure to provide the statu­to­rily required 60 days advanced notice of the closure of ARMC. The lawsuit seeks 60 days of wages and benefits for WSNA nurses. In addition, the lawsuit asserts viola­tion of state law based on Astria’s failure to pay out accrued and unused PTO time upon termi­na­tion of employ­ment. See WSNA’s complaint .

Astria’s decision to close ARMC with no notice to nurses, staff or the commu­nity has created unnec­es­sary suffering to all affected. We will continue to hold them account­able and seek fairness for WSNA nurses. Stay tuned for more infor­ma­tion about ongoing litiga­tion and devel­op­ments from our negoti­a­tions with Astria regarding the effects of the closure of ARMC.

In solidarity,
Jayson D Dick
Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive
jayson.dick@wsna.org