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In a bold move, five union stewards in Kaiser Permanente led a march on their director, armed with a petition demanding the addition of a charge nurse in the Med Surg Overflow unit, a comprehensive paper citing nine peer-reviewed articles supporting the necessity of a charge nurse to the unit, and several ADOs from exhausted nurses who have faced unsafe staffing levels and missed breaks because of this staffing issue.

The petition, signed by 118 nurses from all of Med Surg, reflects a nearly unanimous call for immediate action to alleviate the strain caused by the lack of safe staffing in the

Members holding picket signs.

2023 was one of the most significant years in our union’s 50 year history, and we expect that the groundbreaking changes we saw this year will continue into 2024. This year began with us formally announcing what we already knew to be true: that fighting for safe staffing was the future of both our organization and of healthcare justice. We took on an all-organization staffing campaign, which meant finding ways of linking up our different bargaining units in the shared fight for safe staffing. We know that all of our campaigns, from contract battles to shop floor fights, are, at their core


Below is the text of an official letter sent to Kaiser Permanente leadership regarding the abuse of OFNHP members during the Coalition of Healthcare Unions strike. Click here to look at the letter itself.

Dear Mr. Collins,

In the wake of the October Coalition strike, I write to address the impact of Kaiser's actions on OFNHP units. While our SEIU brothers and sisters were on the picket line in protest of the employer's immoral and illegal unfair labor practices, our members were subjected to unacceptable work conditions. To be clear, this was not the fault of our union siblings, but of the


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