As of 5:15 on January 10th, the President of Oregon Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (OFNHP), Jonathon Baker, filed a "demand to bargain" setting the expectation that Kaiser Permanente negotiates with our Bargaining Unit leaders over the impacts of the recent situation with our members.
Jonathon has issued this statement upon the filing of the "demand to bargaing":
"Today, as of 5:15pm, I issued a formal Demand to Bargain on behalf of all Kaiser bargaining units to Jeff Collins, President of KPNW to bargain the impacts of unsafe staffing conditions both for our members and our patients. This Friday the 13th from 4:30 - 7:00pm (in front of Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center) OFNHP is hosting a picketing demonstration, kicking off an escalation campaign to force KP to finally do the right thing and ensure safe staffing.
I realize this narrative has long been spoken of. However, I assure you as our President, this campaign is going to be different. It will be a long/difficult campaign. Yet, it's a worthy battle that YOU and our community deserves. I strongly encourage EVERY member to attend, regardless of employer. The stronger our turn out is, the stronger the message we'll send.
Enough is Enough! We Demand Safe Staffing Now!"