On June 28th, the Lab Professionals at PeaceHealth St. John in Longview, Washington had their latest in a months long series of negotiations for their next union contract. As has happened in the past several sessions, management has refused to bargain on required issues and are denying our members the ability to receive living wages. The Lab Professionals are facing historically low wages for their position relative to the market, which means that staffing levels have been low enough to potentially harm the future of patient care. This is a problem that many of our members have seen in their
Summer is upon us, and parents, children and teachers are winding down from what has been an exhausting and fully operational school year—the first since the devastating pandemic. The long-lasting impact of COVID-19 has affected our students’ and families’ well-being and ignited the politics surrounding public schools. All signs point to the coming school year unfolding with the same sound and fury, and if extremist culture warriors have their way, being even more divisive and stressful.
ONA Members at Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Seaside Hospital and Providence Home Health and Hospice:
The Nurses of OFNHP want to send a message of support to you as you stand together against Providence. Our members work at Kaiser Permanente, PeaceHealth, St. Charles, and Mid-Columbia Medical Center. Your fight for safe staffing and fair pay, and just working conditions is something that unites all of us and your success will improve patient care throughout the Pacific Northwest.
All of our “non-profit” employers hide behind their inflated bank balances while screaming poverty
In our most recent bargaining session, the employer met our team with little movement on multiple important issues. We have an update in our table below to highlight the positions of both the union and the employer.
To this date, the employer has violated Federal Law and committed multiple Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs). The employer first committed a ULP when unilaterally taking away our overtime pay and changing clock in/out practices in March 2023. Most recently, the employer refuses to bargain over mandatory subjects of bargaining that our members care about, such as: Paid Time Off, Fair