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Your leadership team is still in discussion about the proposed changes to nurses’ healthcare benefits and cost of premiums. It has come to our attention that leadership has indicated WSNA is “holding up” the implementation of benefit changes. Please note this is flagrantly not true. Leadership is in discussion with multiple unions about this issue as the effects of this change will be felt throughout the hospital and ALL have concerns. We are currently looking at a date to meet with management and work through this discussion.
Our goal is to maintain the best possible healthcare coverage for our nurses and their families. We will provide you with updates but feel free to reach out to any of your officers with concerns or questions or email your nurse representative Sue Dunlap at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will continue to advocate for you.
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.