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On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the King County Council voted unanimously to approve your interim collective bargaining agreement that was negotiated earlier this year. This includes a 1.5 percent wage increase for the first six months of 2020 plus an additional 1.5 percent wage increase for the last six months of 2020. Wage increases are retroactive to Jan. 1, 2020. Look for this wage increase in September or no later than October.
All supervisors in the bargaining unit are eligible for these wage increases. Understand that we will begin contract bargaining again in September for a new contract. If you want a better contract with better benefits, you should be a member. If you are not, there is no better time to join.
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.