On June 19, 2020 your negotiation team met with hospital management for the 3rd time. We came to tentative agreements on bereavement time and a premium for those with a BSN or MSN degree. However, we were frustrated that Management continued to offer the following wage increases: 0.75% upon ratification, 1% in April 2021, & 1% in April 2022. We are firm in our belief that this wage proposal DOES NOT value or respect the hard work and dedication that the RNs at Good Samaritan hospital bring especially during this time of COVID-19 crisis.
Good Samaritan continues to propose significant take aways from the nurses! Management wants to expand floating, give travelers and agency nurses priority in the low census rotation, cut per diem pay, and cut healthcare. Management is also refusing to agree to retaliation protections.
Our next negotiation session is set for June 25th!
We have scheduled two Local Unit meetings to discuss contract negotiations with you:
Meeting #1: July 20, 2020 from 2000 – 2100
Meeting #2: July 21, 2020 from 0800 – 0900
Stay tuned for additional details!
Please wear the badge holders and use the WSNA pens to show your support for a fair contract.
YOU are WSNA!
Your Negotiating Team: Cheryll Howe — Family Birth, Dawn Morrell – Cath Lab, Aaron Bradley – Palliative Care, Christina Swan – Family Birth, Mindy Thornton – ER, Heidi Kennedy – ICU, Qona Johnson – Pulse Cardiac, Adrienne Berg – PCU, Anne Landen – ER, Jorie Gliane – Float Pool
Travis Elmore, WSNA Nurse Representative at 1 800 231‑8482 ext. 3117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.