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    • Vacation / PTO Grievance Updates. A grievance was filed on February 13, 2013 after nurses learned that their vacation/PTO allocations for 2013 had been reduced from 14 per day to 9 per day. In addition, the education/conference day was combined in the aggregate per day. Multiple nurses signed this grievance to protest this change. The first grievance meeting was held on March 14.  In that meeting, we met and discussed the situation and how it could be resolved. There were many factors that we discussed, such as "block” vacation requests, nurses that are currently "occupying” vacation/PTO slots that have changed shifts or are no longer employed, and how the vacation/PTO reductions were determined by the Blue Jay consultants. We met repeatedly over the following months to try and work out a solution. For the next 6 month window, we have again landed on an allocation that was developed by your managers without any staff nurse input or ascertainable criteria or methodology. Your manager(s) acknowledge they have not used a clear process and want to start using the Partnership Council to make this allocation. We are waiting for some base numbers from administration regarding how many nurses there are in the unit, the total amount of time off accrued, and how this new allocation will allow them to access their earned time off. A preliminary review shows that the allocation for the next 6 months would be 27 per week, which averages out to 4 available Vacation/PTO/Education slots per day. For more information, please contact Tom Graham, Sonda Martin or Anna Vernon. To read the grievance, click here.

  • EPIC Super Users Grievance Updates

  • Labor and Delivery Nurses Unite with 100+ Signatures on Petition Demanding Changes (February 7, 2012 Newsletter)
  • Washington State Nurses Association Arbitration decision awarding nurses pay for their missed breaks - posted April 11, 2012 

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