UWMC Admin­is­tra­tion has approached WSNA with a desire to create a poten­tial second round of furloughs that include RNs at UWMC along with staff from other classi­fi­ca­tions belonging to several unions.

In doing so, they made a proposal to have 24-hour notice to a second round of furloughs lasting an undis­closed period of time. We believe this notice is unrea­son­ably short and does not allow for current employees to plan for this unplanned, unpaid time off.

Their proposal also allows the employer to call staff back with as little as 48 hours’ notice.

This is synony­mous with daily low census ….which is not currently part of the WSNA Collec­tive Bargaining Agree­ment.

Please see the links below to Petition to be sent to Lisa Branden­burg as well as an Action that is taking place tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 12:30 p.m. in front of UWMC Montlake.

Sign the petition today and show up tomorrow to let UWMC know that we do not agree with any effort to create Low Census for RNs at UWMC Montlake!

Petition: https://​action​net​work​.org/​p​e​t​i​t​i​o​n​s​/​s​e​c​u​r​e​-​s​t​a​f​f​i​n​g​-​s​e​c​u​r​e​-​c​a​r​e​-​s​a​y​-​n​o​-​t​o​-​2​4​-​h​o​u​r​-​n​o​t​i​c​e​-​furloughs/

Event page: https://​action​net​work​.org/​e​v​e​n​t​s​/​s​e​c​u​r​e​-​s​t​a​f​f​i​n​g​-​s​e​c​u​r​e​-​c​a​r​e​-​s​o​l​i​d​a​r​ity-rally/

In Solidarity,

Ed Zercher BSN RN
WSNA Nurse Representative