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On December 5th, the Technical employees at the Tualatin hospital Legacy Meridian Park voted by 62% to unionize. These healthcare professionals have joined the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP), a local affiliate of the 1.7 million American Federation of Teachers, Nurses and Health Professionals (AFT). This unionization vote follows the physicians at Meridian Park, who themselves recently unionized with AFT.

"We are excited for these Techs to organize with our union so that we can together advocate for the same things our members at Kaiser, PeaceHealth, and other

Picket line demanding a fair contract.

The over 1,700 frontline healthcare workers from PeaceHealth Southwest, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart and PeaceHealth St. John have reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) with management after months of contract negotiations and a five-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike. These healthcare workers, who are members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP, AFT Local 5017), were fighting over issues like living wages and a voice on the job.

“This agreement secures the largest raises for these workers in history,” says Jonathon Baker, OFNHP President. “We could not have won


WHEREAS, as healthcare workers, we mourn the loss of life everywhere, regardless of nationality; and

WHEREAS, our organization’s mission directs us to stand, unequivocally, against oppression, discrimination, prejudice, and bias of all forms through education and action; and

WHEREAS, the Gaza Strip has had a healthcare system near the breaking point for decades. Home to millions of displaced Palestinians - half of whom are under 18 years old, the UN has long recognized the humanitarian crisis stemming from Israel’s occupation and siege of Gaza; and

WHEREAS, healthcare workers including

Unity night flyer

Join us for for a night of fun and games, and to help us raise money to benefit the Q-Center. On November 11th, the Social Committee will be hosting our annual Unity Night at The Aerie at Eagle Landing (10220 SE Causey Ave, Happy Valley) where we will have a 80’s themed Game Night, raffle, silent auction, and an awards celebration! The event will be catered and a cash bar available, so get dressed up, invite a friend or family member, and let's make this a night to remember!

Let us know if you're coming and if you're bringing another person so that we ensure to have enough food and drink for


 On Saturday, October 28th, the 1,300 PeaceHealth workers who went on strike on Monday, October 23rd, returned to work. These workers had organized a five-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike to protest actions by management the union says were illegal and violated the union rights of their workers. These healthcare workers, who are members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP, AFT Local 5017), have been negotiating their next union contract for months and say that management pushed them onto the picket line through bad faith bargaining.

“This strike was a

PeaceHealth members

1300 healthcare professionals at PeaceHealth, represented by the Oregon Federation of Nursing and Health Professionals (OFNHP, AFT 5017) have authorized a strike! Members are striking to demand that PeaceHealth management do what is best for our frontline healthcare workers and our patients. These healthcare workers saved lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, and highly paid executives are refusing to offer viable wages that will stabilize our hospital. Donating is the best ways to support these workers as they fight for the future of healthcare. Your generous contribution will be used for those