Great and long overdue news! WSNA has reached a settlement with HMA requiring them to compensate nurses for the employer’s failure to pay overtime rates for work performed on your day off between March of 2014 and January of 2017. We are pleased that this settlement brings to end a long legal fight which results on nurses who performed valuable work receiving compensation.
The administrator of the settlement fund, RG/2 Claims Administration LLC, has begun mailing checks this week. They have performed and exhaustive search to match the nurses that were owed compensation with current addresses. If you have not received a check by early next week, and believe you were owed compensation under this grievance please contact us and verify your address. We will pass that information on to the settlement administrator.
Congratulations to those nurses who brought this grievance forward and persisted with it for all of this time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jayson Dick at 206 – 858-2139
If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.
By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.
WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.
If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.