Snohomish Health District


New officers have been elected!

Ballots have been counted and we are pleased to announce your new WSNA officers! The new officers are Chair – Kat (Kathleen) Clancy, Vice Chair – Karen Winchell, Grievance Officer – Susan Babcock, and Secretary / Treasurer – Lucy (Lucille) McNeely. Additionally, Bonnie Decker has agreed to continue as a representative at Conference Committee. Please also join us in thanking Debra Cartmell-Herzig for her contribution as a past officer.

Other news - WSNA continues to monitor the plans to close the First Steps and WIC programs. There have been no new developments since our December meeting. We will also be looking to this summer to start planning for negotiations this fall. The current contract expires at the end of this year. Be on the lookout for survey that will likely come out in June and for the opportunity to be part of the negotiation team.

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In solidarity,
Your WSNA officer team

Sara Frey JD BSN RN, Nurse Representative sfrey@wsna.org 206.575.7979 ext 3039

Local unit meeting and budget cuts

The County has announced their budget plans for the upcoming year which include cuts to some of the programs such as WIC, First Steps and possibly Childcare.

Please come meet with your officers and WSNA Nurse Rep on Nov. 21, 2019 from noon to 1 p.m. in room 209A to discuss the effects of these changes and plans moving forward. Bring your lunch and we’ll see you there.

If you have questions, please contact your nurse rep, Sara Frey at sfrey@wsna.org or 206-575-7979, ext. 3039.

FREE Convention registrations available

The WSNA Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare is sponsoring a very limited number of WSNA members to attend the Washington State Nurses Convention, May 1-3, 2019 at the Tulalip Resort Casino

If you’re interested, contact Sara Frey, our nurse representative, ASAP! Don’t miss amazing speakers, great professional development and a full year of CNEs.

The sponsorship covers your registration fee of $450 so that you can attend this fun and educational event.

More information, including the full convention agenda, at rnconvention.org.

Please contact WSNA Nurse Representative Sara Frey at sfrey@wsna.org for information and an application before these sponsorships are gone!

Also available: Mandatory Suicide Prevention Training Add-on
(Not included in Local Unit sponsored free registration.)

With the University of Washington School of Nursing, WSNA is offering the opportunity to fulfill your 6-hour mandatory suicide prevention training requirement for licensure as part of your trip to Convention. This training is approved by the Washington Department of health and on their model list. Separate registration required. Lunch provided. 6 CNEs

Your contract has been ratified!

Congratulations! You have ratified your contract by an overwhelming majority. We had a tremendous turnout!

The contract goes to the Board of Health for ratification on Feb. 13. Once that is accomplished, Payroll will implement your wage increases. It is likely that your wage increases will be on the Feb. 23 paycheck; at the very latest, they will be on your March 8 paycheck. Wage increase will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018.

Insurance premium changes will take effect on your March 8 paycheck and are not retroactive. Please direct any individual benefit questions to Pam Aguilar in Human Resources. For any questions about your contract, please contact WSNA Nurse Rep Hanna Welander at hwelander@wsna.org or call (206) 575-7979, ext. 3035.

We were really excited to participate in this negotiation and want you to think about getting involved as an officer in the future. Remember that this is YOUR union and together we can achieve more!

Co-Chairs Karen Winchell and Julie Lutz, Negotiating Team Members
Secretary/Treasurer Debra Cartmell-Herzig
Grievance Officer Susan Babcock