Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals

300 more PeaceHealth SW workers go union

The unit would include audiologists, pharmacists, counselors, dieticians, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and others.

Outsourced lab workers respond by unionizing

More than 400 health care lab workers at Lab Corporation of America in Oregon and Washington will vote this May whether to join the OFNHP.

No labor peace at PeaceHealth

Leading up to a strike by SW Washington hospital techs, management offered bonus pay to get workers to scab against their own coworkers.

PeaceHealth moves ahead with the closure of Eugene’s only hospital

Over the objection of unions and Governor Kotek, the Vancouver-based hospital chain is closing most units at its Eugene hospital as of Dec. 1

Workers set to strike Oct. 23 at PeaceHealth

A strike is likely and will include lab techs, service, and maintenance workers at PeaceHealth hospitals in Vancouver and Longview.

Work at Kaiser? Better check your paycheck

After more than two years of problems as egregious as a $99,000 overpayment or zeroed out paid leave banks, OFNHP is speaking out.

PeaceHealth workers vote to authorize strike

OFNHP and PeaceHealth are far apart on wages for lab techs and maintenance workers at hospitals in Vancouver and Longview.

PeaceHealth wants to close the only hospital in Eugene

The Sacred Heart Medical Center University District closure would need the approval of the Oregon Health Authority.

OFNHP decries layoffs at PeaceHealth as Vancouver clinic closes

PeaceHealth will lay off nearly 30 union-represented workers this fall when it closes an urgent care clinic in Vancouver.

PeaceHealth says it’s done with bargaining at Longview hospital

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center declared impasse and walked away from contract negotiations with 14 lab professionals on July 31.

Breakthrough bill in Oregon Legislature would set safe hospital staffing

Oregon lawmakers have the chance to make historic improvements to healthcare, thanks to the collaboration of labor and hospital management. 

Techs win first contract at hospital in The Dalles

Hospital techs at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles have ratified their first union contract, almost 18 months after unionizing.

AFT launches ‘code red’ campaign to pass hospital staffing ratios

The union will spend half a million dollars on a radio, Pandora, Facebook and Instagram ad buy asking for pressure on policymakers.

Nurses are getting vocal

Hospitals don’t seem to be taking aggressive action to address overwork and unsafe staffing levels, which is leading to a vicious cycle of burnout.

County ballot measure would provide lawyers to tenants facing eviction

Tenants rights advocates are petitioning for a Multnomah County initiative to provide free legal representation for tenants facing eviction.

Kaiser Permanente unions ratify new contract 

Unions across six states ratified new agreements with Kaiser Permanente after the health care giant backed off demands for a two-tier system. 

Kaiser Permanente strike called off

The massive strike was averted when management dropped its anti-union two tier demand and agreed to raise wages 10% over the next four years.

Kaiser unions are set to go on strike Nov. 15

Bargaining has rarely been so contentious at Kaiser, which for decades touted itself as a union partner and model employer. 

Kaiser courting massive strike

Units totaling over 34,000 Kaiser Permanente employees in Oregon and California have signaled they're ready to strike after 10 days notice.

Hospital techs in The Dalles join OFNHP-AFT Local 5017

The vote result — more than 10 to 1 for the union — is an absolute smackdown to union-busters and the managers who hired them.