PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Techs in Springfield vote to join OFNHP!

Overcoming months of anti-union scare tactics, more than 350 respiratory therapists, pharmacy technicians and other healthcare professionals in the technical unit at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Ore., voted overwhelmingly to join the American Federation of Teachers-affiliated Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce...

We loved this ode to RN Meg Tuttle in honor of her Lifetime Achievement award this year. Susan Shepard worked with Meg for years on the Oncology floor at Sunnyside and has made many contributions to our union in her own right.

Local View: Repealing ACA puts millions of people, system at risk

No one should have to choose between seeking medical care and paying the rent — and no family should face financial ruin because of an illness or injury.

In my years as a nurse, I have seen what happens to patients who wait too long to see their doctor. Without timely care, their condition worsens and becomes more difficult and more expensive to treat.

In their rush to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threaten to cut-and-run on Americans, reducing health care access for millions and driving up costs for the rest of us.

Calling all Troublemakers

Portland-area Troublemakers are gathering for a day of skill-building workshops that will help union members and labor activists build power on the job.

Hear from union leaders and activists about how to fight back and win, take part in trainings such as “Beating Apathy,” "Preparing for Right-to-Work," "Building Strong Labor-Community Alliance," and "Assertive Grievance Handling."