There have been a lot of rumors and uncer­tainty regarding Astria’s bankruptcy filing earlier this month. WSNA has consulted outside counsel with experi­ence in bankruptcy related to unions to help provide a clearer picture of what is happening and what it means to our bargaining unit. This is what we know as of right now.

1. This is a chapter 11 bankruptcy filing which means the current admin­is­tra­tion will retain control of opera­tions and the hospital will not be liqui­dated under this type of bankruptcy filing. Here are the links to the current filings:

2. The bankruptcy judge upheld the decision for the hospital to honor our collec­tive bargaining contract. Our contract remains intact. This means that you should have received the wage increase for 2019 as bargained in negoti­a­tions. This also means that you are free to cash out PTO in accor­dance with the provi­sions of the contract.

Please review your paystubs closely to ensure you are receiving appro­priate pay, PTO accruals, and monitor your 401k accounts closely.

If you have been denied your PTO cash out, please reapply. If you are denied again, please contact your nurse rep as soon as possible. We will do our best to keep you informed as more infor­ma­tion becomes avail­able.

In Solidarity!

Questions? Call Jayson Dick, WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive at 206 – 858-2139.