Kadlec and the Washington State Nurses Association ratify new 3-year contract

Kadlec and the Washington State Nurses Association ratify new 3-year contract

Kadlec and Washington State Nurses Association have agreed to a new contract.

According to a press release by Kadlec, the agreement covers the period from ratification through October 2022.

Team members from Kadlec and the local unit of WSNA came together following 16 negotiating sessions over the past 14 months.

The new contract includes maintenance of paid time off and existing earned illness banks for all current nurses and total wage increases of 10% over the life of this contract, including an increase of 5.5% by January 1, 2020. The contract also includes enhanced staffing and workplace violence language to help keep nurses and patients safe.

Kirk Harper, Kadlec chief nursing officer signaling out the efforts of negotiating team members from both teams.

“We methodically worked through all the proposals and were able to come together on a fair and equitable contract. I want to acknowledge the work of members from both teams for their commitment to getting to where we are today.”

Harper also reiterated gratitude to members of the community for their patience during this time. “We look forward to continuing to work alongside all of our Kadlec caregivers in carrying out our mission of providing safe, compassionate care.”