The OFNHP Political Education and Action Committee (PEAC) has been hard at work building and securing relationships with our political allies. Over the past several months, numerous candidates have been interviewed by PEAC for endorsement. Each candidate was uniquely questioned to determine their stance on many important issues facing healthcare in our region. Below are all candidates that have all demonstrated a commitment to organized labor and willing to work with OFNHP (as well as our allied unions) to improve the health of the citizens we serve, the working conditions of healthcare
Unfortunately, most people have experienced some type of bullying at work, often from a boss or supervisor who makes it difficult to do your job. These are the kinds of issues that a union confronts, bringing together workers to fight back against unjust conditions. This is what the healthcare professionals at PeaceHealth SouthWest are doing, working together as members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP - AFT 5017). These Patient Access Representatives (PARs) are organizing to confront a “bully boss” situation and to fight for better working conditions, a voice
The members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP, AFT Local 5017) are voicing our outrage at the ongoing attack on women and healthcare autonomy represented by the recent Supreme Court decision. The nearly 6,000 healthcare professionals we represent across Oregon and Southwest Washington are committed to the idea that healthcare access is a human right, and attacks on reproductive freedom are an act of violence against both the patients we serve and our rights as working people. Access to reproductive care, including abortion, are essential healthcare services
Our power analysis session on August 27th was an incredible success, and we learned how to put together powerful campaigns that can pressure our targets to change things in our workplaces and in the healthcare system as a whole. What comes next is the work of mapping and charting our workplaces, so we can better understand where we are already strong and where we need to build more solidarity. This will be held at our Tigard office on October 12th, starting at 6:00pm, and all members are invited to participate.
We are inviting you to come to this session and, if possible, bring a co-worker and
All workers deserve to do their jobs without fear of bullying or harassment on the job. Unfortunately, bullying on the job is more common than it should be, and it can be used to target the same workers who are advocating for improvements to their worksites. This is where a union comes in: the best way to fight against bad treatment from management is by working together as a union, building up our strength through solidarity and collective action.
Join us on October 10th at the PeaceHealth SouthWest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington at 5:30pm to stand up against bullying of workers at
Our colleagues at the Alliance of Healthcare Unions, the coalition of 52,000 Kaiser workers that we work with to win our master contract, recently put together a training to help Kaiser members better understand their retirement benefits. You can watch the video of that training below, which provides essential information to help you decode the Kaiser retirement system.