The current contract between WSNA and Good Samaritan expires March. 31, 2020. This survey is a vital step in our preparation for contract negotiations. Your input is critical in determining nurses’ priorities as we head to the bargaining table. We cannot consider your issues and concerns unless we hear from you.

 All responses are confidential. WSNA and your contract negotiating team do not share this information with anyone. We ask for your current contact information so that we may contact you if we have questions about your responses and so that we can share important information with you.

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* 1. Please provide your contact information:

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* 2. Do you text?

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* 3. How long have you been an RN?

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* 4. Primary unit or clinic where you work?

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* 5. The majority of my shifts are:

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* 6. And I mainly work:

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* 7. FTE status (1.0, 0.6, etc.)?

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* 8. How many years have you worked at Good Samaritan?

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* 9. What keeps you working at Good Samaritan?

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* 10. What are the top two reasons you would quit working at Good Samaritan?

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* 11. How often do you get your required 30-minute MEAL breaks?

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* 12. How often do you get all of your required 15-minute REST breaks?

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* 13. Does your unit use the break-buddy system to give breaks?

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* 14. If your unit uses the break-buddy system, do you believe it provides safe patient care?

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* 15. Does your unit use the charge nurse to give breaks?

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* 16. If your unit uses the charge nurse to give breaks, do you believe it provides safe patient care?

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* 17. Does your unit use a break nurse to give breaks?

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* 18. If your unit uses a break nurse to give breaks, do you believe it provides safe patient care?

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* 19. Please check all that apply to your work experience at Good Samaritan:

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* 20. One of the biggest challenges of the contract bargaining team is in prioritizing the issues. Please keep in mind that the contract proposals are meant for the betterment of current nurses and also to continue to attract and retain future Good Samaritan nurses.   From the following list of issues, pick the three that you consider your TOP priorities.

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* 21. From the following list of issues, pick the three that you consider your secondary priorities.

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* 22. Will the increasing threats to unions (allowing employees to opt out) make it more difficult in the future to secure and maintain the benefits that we deserve?

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* 23. Will you take action to support your top priorities?

Listen. The biggest determining factor in getting the best contract is membership density and the amount of activism among the members. This is how we show support of the negotiation team. It is also how we demonstrate power and exercise leverage during contract bargaining. There are many ways to be active, to get involved, and help strengthen our bargaining power.

Consider if you are willing to simply take what is offered or if you will help work to get what you want. 

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* 24. I want to be more active and help get the best contract. I will:

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