WA Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits #

Last month we sent a newsletter stating that RNs in the bargaining unit will become eligible for the WA Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits on Jan. 27, 2020. In actuality, we have learned that you became eligible Jan. 1, 2020. There’s been quite a bit of confu­sion about how the law applies to union­ized employees covered by a collec­tive bargaining agree­ment. Employees covered by a CBA that was in effect on or before October 19, 2017 are not subject to the law until that CBA is reopened. WSNA has reopened its collec­tive bargaining agree­ment with Overlake in December. If you have questions about you are eligible for the law, we encourage you to contact the Employ­ment Security Depart­ment. To apply for this new benefit or to learn if you are eligible based on number of hours worked, visit https://​paidleave​.wa​.gov/workers. For questions, contact WSNA Nurse Rep Sydne James, sjames@wsna.org.

WSNA Facebook Private Group #

As we prepare to negotiate your new CBA we are signing RNs up for the new Overlake RN FB group. We will use this platform to keep nurses updated and it’s a nice peer-to-peer platform for the Overlake RNs. You must be invited to join. Send an email to WSNA Nurse Rep Sydne James to get that invite, sjames@wsna.org. You must provide the email address you use for FB.

Know your rights info sessions - attend in person or watch on a FB group live stream #

Know your rights on manda­tory overtime!
Join WSNA officers and the WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive to get the Down and Dirty in 30.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 5:30 – 6 p.m. in PACCAR Inspiration 

Know your contract; know your rights!
Join WSNA officers and the WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive to get the Down and Dirty in 30.
Friday, Jan. 24 from 11:30 — noon in PACCAR Vision. 

Both sessions will be live streamed on the Overlake RN Facebook private group page. In order to watch the live Facebook stream of both info sessions, you must be a member of the WSNA Overlake FB private group. (See above to join.) These meetings and the FB group are open to all Overlake RNs, not just WSNA members. You all need to know your rights! Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Rep Sydne James, sjames@wsna.org.

Free CE events for members #

  1. Feb 6 – Lobby Day in Olympia. For more info or to register, visit wsna​.org/​c​a​l​e​n​d​a​r​/​l​o​b​b​y-day-2020.
  2. Feb 8 – We won, now what? Imple­menting the new breaks/​overtime protec­tions and workplace violence preven­tion laws. 10-noon at Ray’s Boathouse in Ballard. For more info or to register, visit https://​www​.wsna​.org/​c​a​l​e​n​d​a​r​/​w​e​-​w​on-seattle
  3. March 29 – 31 – RN Union Leader­ship Confer­ence in Chelan. WSNA officers are sponsoring those who are active in the union (or want to be) to attend. To register, visit https://​www​.wsna​.org/​c​a​l​e​n​d​a​r​/​l​e​a​d​e​r​ship-2020/. For questions or to learn about hotel and mileage reimburse­ment, contact WSNA Nurse Rep Sydne James, sjames@wsna.org.