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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!
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.