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Founded in 1979, the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP), AFT Local 5017 is a union of more than 5,000 nurses and health professionals in Oregon and SW Washington. We know that when healthcare workers are united across job classifications and disciplines, we become a more powerful voice for our patients, our community and ourselves. 
 
Through our union, we can achieve together what we can’t do alone­–better wages, affordable health care, a secure retirement, and safer workplaces. We have the power to improve our lives at work, protect our patients, and lift up our community.