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UWMC Northwest has given notice of an intent to change the requirements for reserve nurses. The highlights the hospital is proposing are a 4 shift per month availability as well as some weekend availability. WSNA therefore, sent a demand to bargain and will be entering into mid-term bargaining with your employer. We are looking for your input and participation. We are looking for several reserve nurses who would be willing to join in the negotiations. (Reserve nurses who may participate in bargaining are those who are members and have met the 350 hour requirement to be included in the bargaining unit.) The possible dates are:
Tuesday, Oct.6: 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8: 1 – 3:30 p.m.
If you are interested in participating and are available at one of these times, please contact your nurse representative, Sara Frey. Please also contact me with any comments you may have about requirements.
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.