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.


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 telmore@wsna.org.