"We denounce police brutality and racial injustice and announce affirmatively and unequivocally that Black Lives Matter." - OFNHP's Executive Board, Wednesday, June 24, 2020
OFNHP has established a new social justice committee to coordinate our efforts as a union to stand up for Black Lives. Join us in shaping the work of our union on issues like criminal justice reform, racial disparities in health, and so much more! Check the events calendar for meeting dates. Email email@example.com to get involved.
In tough times, the following AFT + Member Benefits programs through Union Plus offer tools to help stretch your household budget. In addition, members who participate in certain AFT + benefits may be eligible for direct financial assistance in the event of job interruptions/job loss. For more information and eligibility, see www.unionplus.org/hardship.
Credit and budget counseling: Nonprofit consumer credit counseling staff from Money Management International (MMI) can help members prioritize bills and look at their budgets with an eye to stretching existing resources
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the top issues members are asking about as your workplaces shift gears to meet the expected surge in demand for hospital services.
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Going into the holiday season, the shelves were almost bare in PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center's Dove Pantry–an onsite food pantry for hospital employees. In December, OFNHP President Adrienne Enghouse challenged the steward council to do something about it.
OFNHP steward and Ultrasound Tech Shawna Ross stepped up to lead the project, spreading the word about the donation drive throughout the month of January. Through Facebook posts, flyers, break room visits, and social networks, stewards advertised the drive and collected over 500 lbs of food and supplies.
On January 31, volunteers met to package items–making sure each one had a union sticker–before delivering the items to the pantry and organizing the shelves.