Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals

Union accuses Kaiser of understaffing

OFNHP says understaffing is leading to high turnover at in Sunnyside’s Emergency Department—40 nurses (57%) have left in the last year.

The coronavirus pandemic is turning life upside down for working people 

From worried nurses to overwhelmed grocery workers, from layoffs to the stock collapse’s impact on pensions, a look at the epidemic’s impacts on working people and union members.

Who won the Presents From Partners’ Toy Challenge? The results are in

Five unions competed for bragging rights in the annual Presents from Partners Toy Challenge.

Presents From Partners’ Toy Challenge: The results are in!

IBEW Local 48 led the pack among unions donating to the this year's toy drive.

Tense bargaining with Kaiser Permanente ends with national deal and pledge to work on relationship

The new deal with 22 unions covers 47,000 workers in eight states.

Medical techs secure a first union contract at Sacred Heart in Eugene

The new agreement provides annual raises of 3 percent, plus additional raises of 1 to 3 percent halfway through the third year to get members on a unified union wage scale.

Nurses host Mother’s Day event for moms dealing with domestic violence

The project was a joint venture with United Nurses Association of California in honor of National Nurses Week.

Oregon Federation of Nurses issues challenge to other unions in toy drive

The 21st annual toy drive is for families of unemployed union members and those facing temporary hardships.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria: Union volunteers mobilize for Puerto Rico

Six Oregon nurses join 300 other union members for a two-week stint in the hurricane’s wake. Here's what they saw.

Kaiser nurses issue warning: Short staffing could diminish patient care

Nurse union members, frustrated with slow progress on staffing committees, rally outside Kaiser's Northwest headquarters.

Northwest Oregon Labor Council banquet recognizes union supporters, raises cash for labor charity

The Labor Appreciation and Recognition Night banquet raised a record $21,000 for Labor’s Community Service Agency.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center workers vote to join AFT

The vote is 319 for AFT, 110 for SEIU.

At PeaceHealth Southwest, 900 workers will choose between AFT and SEIU

The Dec. 14-15 vote is a runoff after no choice got a majority in a Nov. 22 election among service and maintenance workers.

Big union win at PeaceHealth Vancouver hospital

It was an emotional scene at the vote count, as 310 hospital technicians voted nearly 3-to-1 in favor of unionizing, with 93 percent casting ballots.

Workers to vote on union at PeaceHealth Vancouver hospital

The 310 licensed technical workers will decide June 1-2 between AFT, SEIU, or no union at all.

Union candidate drops out of Oregon House race … after McDonald’s franchise owner gets leader support

By Don McIntosh, Associate editor In our March 18 issue, in a story about union members who are running for office, I reported that nurses union...

Union deal means fewer patients per nurse at Kaiser Sunnyside

RNs agreed to give up 10-hour shifts in return for the workload caps

OFNHP protests elimination of perio-hygienist classification

The 17 workers in that classification do the same work, for less pay

Labor Roundtable holds awards dinner

Vancouver group names Temple Lentz of OFNHP "union member of the year"

Kaiser Permenente dental hygienists protest

More protests are planned over a plan to eliminate periodontal hygienists.