Countdown to Kaiser Bargaining!

Kaiser bargaining kicks off at the end of March. We know it will take all of us, standing together, to bring home a fair National Agreement and improve our local contracts. Let's show Kaiser that OFNHP members are going all-in for our fight to protect our patients, our rights at work, and our industry-leading benefits.
 
Stay tuned for actions we’re taking locally in the weeks to come. And look to your building captains for updates. 
 

Operation Agua continues to provide lifeline to Puerto Ricans Share This

Launched after Hurricane Maria made landfall six months ago, Operation Agua continues to serve as a lifeline for communities still without access to safe drinking water, and it is now more than 75 percent to its goal of bringing 100,000 water filters to Puerto Rico. Operation Agua has raised $1.75 million through crowdfunded donations and has delivered 54,000 Kohler Clarity water filters across the island, including to more than 1,100 public schools and tens of thousands of homes, churches and community centers. Based on funds on hand, 23,040 more filters will be heading to the island shortly.

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.