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.

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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.

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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.

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Expansion of Overtime

President Obama and the US Department of Labor unveiled new rules today that will make millions more people eligible to receive overtime pay. The new rules reflect a nation-wide effort spearheaded by the AFL-CIO, including gathering 25,000 signatures on a petition calling for overtime expansion.

 

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How to Apply for Tuition Reimbursement:

Our 2015-18 National Agreement with Kaiser Permanente raises the amount offered for tuition reimbursement to $3000, of which $500 can be applied to travel expenses.*

Eligibility: If you work 20 hours per week or more and have been employed for at least 90 days.

How to access: The KPNW Tuition Reimbursement (KPNW TR) funds are now reimbursed through an online process for the year 2016. Employees should submit KPNW Tuition Reimbursement applications directly online through the “Education Assistance” link on My HR.

For more info: See pages 29-30 of the National Agreement. You can also visit kpcareerplanning.org.

 

Want to be a Steward?

The OFNHP Executive Council has approved a new policy for our union's steward program with important upgrades that will help us build leadership at the worksite level. The new policy applies to current and future stewards.

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