2016 OFNHP Membership Assembly

The special membership meeting in May included nearly 100 OFNHP members from across the region. Together members rolled up their sleeves to put into practice our union’s top priority for 2016: building workplace power to improve our working conditions and our patients’ care. 


2016 Dues Update

In accordance with OFNHP local bylaws, our union dues adjust automatically every year. OFNHP union dues are 1.4% of all straight time earnings up to a cap that increases by 4% annually on July 1st.  

This July, the following changes will occur:

1. The monthly cap is going up 4%.
2. The monthly $3 flat fee is ending. 
3. Dues will be deducted in every pay period, rather than skipping the third paycheck of the month. 


PeaceHealth Techs in Vancouver Unionize

Technical professionals with the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash., have voted to join the AFT in an effort to improve patient care and create a culture of stability and security for workers at their hospital.


2016 Officers and Delegates Election Results

The ballots have been tallied and OFNHP members have officially elected our new officers and delegates. Congratulations to all of the candidates who stepped up this year for our union!

Check out the results.


Making #NursesWeek Last All Year

You are the best advocate your patients have. One week out of the year isn’t enough to truly appreciate the care you provide. You deserve more than #NursesWeek– you deserve safe and sustainable working conditions and the resources to give care safely, timely, and effectively.


PROs & TECHS need Safe Staffing, Too!

Critical Care nurse and OFNHP Executive Vice President Adrienne Enghouse testified before the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division on May 18th to encourage rule makers to consider non-nursing staff who deliver care in the hospital setting as they revise state statute to incorporate changes to the Hospital Nurse Staffing Law made by Senate Bill 469 in the 2015 session.