Labor Relations

WSNA Negotiation Updates

Andrew Berg
Assistant Director, UW Labor Relations (Lead Negotiator)
Carla Brannen
Nurse Manager, Operating Room, UWMC
Becky Hammontree
HR Consultant, UWMC
Leslie Hampton
Associate Director, Professional Development, PFCC, Patient Care Services, UWMC
A.J. Hartman
Communications Specialist, UW Labor Relations
Anthea Kuah
Senior Compensation and Labor Relations Analyst, HR Compensation
Dorthea McMahon
Interim Associate Director, PCS Central Resources and Staffing, UWMC
Keri Nasenbeny
Assistant Administrator, Patient Care Services UWMC
Grace Parker
Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Associate Administrator, UWMC
Christine Sampson
Assistant Administrator, Women and Infant Services, Patient Care Services, UWMC
Patty Van Velsir
HR Consultant, UWMC

December 17, 2015 Tentative Agreement Reached on 2015-2017 Contract

The parties reached a comprehensive tentative agreement for the 2015-2017 contract during the 16th bargaining session, on December 17, 2015. Highlights of the 2015-2017 Agreement Wages General Wage Increases: 3% across the board wage increase for year one, effective after ratification. 3% across the…


December 2, 2015 Negotiations Recap for December 2, 2015

This recap details the 15th session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between UWMC and WSNA, which expired as of July 1, 2015. This was the fifth session to be facilitated by a State-appointed mediator. Discussion of Outstanding Issues The…


November 12, 2015 Negotiations Recap for November 12, 2015

This recap details the 14th session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between UWMC and WSNA, which expired as of July 1, 2015. This was the fourth session to be facilitated by a State-appointed mediator. Union Security (“Fair Share”)…


November 3, 2015 Negotiations Recap for November 3, 2015

Current What-If Package, 11/3/2015 Economics: 3% across the board for year one, effective upon ratification. 2% across the board, effective 7/1/16. 0.5% across the board, effective 1/1/17. $200 lump sum payment upon ratification for BU members above .6 FTE. $100 lump sum payment upon ratification for…


October 13, 2015 Negotiations Recap for October 13, 2015

This recap details the 12th session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between UWMC and WSNA, which expired as of July 1, 2015. This was the second session to be facilitated by a State-appointed mediator. Discussion of Outstanding Issues The…


September 17, 2015 Negotiations Recap for September 17, 2015

This recap details the 11th session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and WSNA, which expired as of July 1, 2015. This was the first session to be facilitated by a State-appointed mediator. Introduction to Mediation The…


July 27, 2015 Negotiations Recap for July 28, 2015

This recap details the tenth session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and WSNA, which expired as of July 1, 2015. Status of Negotiations WSNA solicited additional proposals from the UW management team. UW reinforced that it…


July 8, 2015 Negotiations Recap for July 8, 2015

This recap details the ninth session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and WSNA, which expired as of July 1, 2015. Status of Negotiations The parties discussed the status of negotiations and where differences remain. UW expressed…


June 30, 2015 Negotiations Recap for June 30, 2015

This recap details the eighth session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and WSNA, which expired on July 1, 2015. Package Proposals Throughout the day, the parties exchanged package proposals that would need to be accepted in…


June 15, 2015 Negotiations Recap for June 15, 2015

This recap details the seventh session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and WSNA. UW Package Proposal UW put forth a package proposal in which all provisions would need to be accepted in their entirety. Provisions included: Association…