The Heartbeat is Back!

OFNHP's quarterly newsletter, The Heartbeat, is back with a brand new edition! Download the December 2019 issue here.

In this issue:

•    Our new headquarters
•    The union difference
•    New bargaining units
•    PeaceHealth news
•    Kaiser news
•    Political action update
•    Weingarten rights
•    Steward summit
•    2020 officer elections
•    Workplace violence bill

New Benefits for Alliance Members in 2020-21

In 2018 negotiations, the Alliance continued the protection and improvement of key benefits that have been part of every national agreement since 2000. Download flyers summarizing benefits for Alliance members in the Northwest.

Know the Rules During Inclement Weather Events

We've entered the time of year when some facilities may close due to inclement weather or when some of us may be unable to report to work due to hazardous road conditions. It's a good idea to review your employer's policy regarding inclement weather situations.

Get Your OFNHP Swag!

Summer is a great time to sport your OFNHP ball cap or concert T.

Get yours today on the OFNHP Merch Store! You can purchase your hoodie, button-down shirt, and more. 

Just don't forget to send us your selfies!

Autism Service Providers Vote to Unionize First Center in Oregon

Behavior technicians and administrative staff working for large autism services provider organize the first union of its kind at a center in East Portland.

Overcoming weeks of anti-union scare tactics, a group of 30 workers at the East Portland Center for Autism and Related Disorders voted decisively on Thursday, May 23 to form a union with OFNHP!

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), with sixteen locations in Oregon and over 230 nationwide claims to be the largest provider of autism services in the world. Workers at the East Portland location are breaking new ground with their successful union election. CARD Portland-East is the first center to unionize to improve working conditions and address their alarming turnover rate.

Care Beyond Borders

Check out OFNHP’s new blog series Caring Beyond the Bedside. On our first post, OFNHP members share their experiences volunteering in Lambayeque, Peru for the 2019 FACES Foundation medical mission treating children and adults with cleft lip and palate deformities.