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We have a tentative contract agreement with the State of Washington. The coalition negotiation team worked extremely hard during this difficult time in order to reach this tentative agreement. Your negotiation team is recommending a YES vote.
Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic crisis and its effects on the state budget, no one was able to gain any wage increases for the life of the contract. We were able to bargain some meaningful contract language that applies to Safety in the Workplace, professional training and meal & rest breaks. Additionally, agency-designated non-backfill positions will take one furlough day per month from July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2023 with the potential for additional furlough dates. We are glad to announce that healthcare costs are maintained at 85% Agency cost and 15% employee cost.
Please come and vote (pick one of the two polling locations):
Date- September 29, 2020 Time- noon to 4 p.m. Place- Washington Veterans Home – Port Orchard
Date- September 28, 2020 Time- 10 to 11:30 p.m. Place- Washington Soldiers Home – Orting
Date- September 29, 2020 Time- 6 to 7:30 a.m. Place- Washington Soldiers Home – Orting
(The tentative agreement will be available for your review during the voting times)
Only members in good standing are eligible to vote.
Please contact Travis Elmore, WSNA Nurse Representative at 1 800 231‑8482 ext. 3117 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or comments.
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.