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Founded in 1979, the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP), AFT Local 5017 is a union of more than 6,000 nurses and health professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We know that when healthcare workers are united across job classifications and disciplines, we become a more powerful voice for our patients, our community, and ourselves. 
Through our union, we can achieve together what we can’t do alone­–better wages, affordable health care, a secure retirement, and safer workplaces. We have the power to improve our lives at work, protect our patients, and lift up our community.
The AFT represents higher education faculty (including both full- and part-time), professional staff and graduate employees, in all sectors of higher education—public and private, two-year and four-year institutions of higher education. MORE

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