OFNHP Demonstrates in Protest of Unfair Elimination of 17 Periodontal HygienistsMore
Nurses and technicians at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn., came prepared to return to work on Nov. 30, as their four-day strike came to an end. However, they were met with locked doors and threats of arrest if found on hospital property.
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On Wednesday, November 13, OFNHP union members and supporters from the community demonstrated in front of Kaiser headquarters, 500 NE Multnomah, Portland, from 11am-1:30pm.
In October, Kaiser Permanente Dental unilaterally eliminated a negotiated job classification, demoting periodontal hygienists to general hygienists. These highly qualified employees, many of whom have been with Kaiser for years, will now be compensated in a lower classification and will see a dramatic reduction in pay.