On Saturday, October 22nd, a hundred OFNHP members along with our friends and family came together for a festive party at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon. The event was a Unity Night organized by the Social Committee, which pulls together fun events that allow union members to get to know each other outside of workplace organizing. This was the first Unity Night since the pandemic began, and was a chance for us to finally come back together and celebrate our victories from the past two years.
“Thank you so much to all those who were able to make it to our first Unity Night since the
The OFNHP Political Education and Action Committee (PEAC) has been hard at work building and securing relationships with our political allies. Over the past several months, numerous candidates have been interviewed by PEAC for endorsement. Each candidate was uniquely questioned to determine their stance on many important issues facing healthcare in our region. Below are all candidates that have all demonstrated a commitment to organized labor and willing to work with OFNHP (as well as our allied unions) to improve the health of the citizens we serve, the working conditions of healthcare
Unfortunately, most people have experienced some type of bullying at work, often from a boss or supervisor who makes it difficult to do your job. These are the kinds of issues that a union confronts, bringing together workers to fight back against unjust conditions. This is what the healthcare professionals at PeaceHealth SouthWest are doing, working together as members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP - AFT 5017). These Patient Access Representatives (PARs) are organizing to confront a “bully boss” situation and to fight for better working conditions, a voice
The members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP, AFT Local 5017) are voicing our outrage at the ongoing attack on women and healthcare autonomy represented by the recent Supreme Court decision. The nearly 6,000 healthcare professionals we represent across Oregon and Southwest Washington are committed to the idea that healthcare access is a human right, and attacks on reproductive freedom are an act of violence against both the patients we serve and our rights as working people. Access to reproductive care, including abortion, are essential healthcare services
Our power analysis session on August 27th was an incredible success, and we learned how to put together powerful campaigns that can pressure our targets to change things in our workplaces and in the healthcare system as a whole. What comes next is the work of mapping and charting our workplaces, so we can better understand where we are already strong and where we need to build more solidarity. This will be held at our Tigard office on October 12th, starting at 6:00pm, and all members are invited to participate.
We are inviting you to come to this session and, if possible, bring a co-worker and