On Tuesday, May 28, your WSNA team of regis­tered nurses met with Evergreen Admin­is­tra­tors and Manage­ment for our 15th bargaining session. This was the 3rd session that included the assis­tance of a Federal Mediator.

In fact, we bargained for 14 hours straight! We made further progress, but there is still work to be done on several impor­tant issues. Here are a few such issues: 

  • We spent much of the day (and night) working hard to ensure that nurses will receive a compet­i­tive wage package that takes into account the time spent negoti­ating this contract.

  • We have also stressed to Manage­ment the impor­tance of having meaningful, substan­tive staffing language and more voice in staffing decisions. While we have made progress, Manage­ment needs to do more so that there is proper staffing.

  • We continue to propose language that would help ensure that we have effec­tive measures in place to protect nurses from workplace violence.

Be sure to show up on Thursday, June 6, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for an Ice Cream Social that is being hosted by your WSNA negoti­a­tions team in the Red Audito­rium 1551.

Your team is sched­uled to meet with Admin­is­tra­tion for our next Media­tion session on Friday, June 7.

United we bargain, divided we beg!

In unity, your WSNA team of regis­tered nurses,

Clarise Mahler, Chair (CCU); hapilark@gmail.com
Debbie Pronk, Griev­ance Officer (PACU); dppbee@gmail.com
Jomay Ruiz, Secretary/​Treasurer (FMC); ruiz.jomay@gmail.com
Linda Snyder, Member­ship Officer (7 Silver); lsnyder1@eastern.edu
Val Artamonova, Member­ship Officer (Home Hospice); valeriya.art@gmail.com
Jessica Taylor – 6 Silver; Holly Baker – ED; Lexi Overa – ED; Beth Selander – OR; Caine Ballew – Float Pool; Charina Alvarez – PACU; Theresa Blazer – FMC;
Ed Zercher, RN, WSNA Nurse Rep (ezercher@wsna.org); and Terri Williams, MSN, RN, WSNA Nurse Rep (twilliams@wsna.org)

Questions? Contact Ed Zercher at 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3022 or ezercher@wsna.org.