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The 1,300 striking PeaceHealth workers returned to work on Saturday and will be bargaining in the coming weeks; PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Techs could call a strike authorization vote at any time.

VANCOUVER, WA.— On Saturday, October 28th, the 1,300 PeaceHealth workers who went on strike on Monday, October 23rd, returned to work. These workers had organized a five-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike to protest actions by management that the union says were illegal and violated the union rights of their workers. These healthcare workers, who are members of the Oregon Federation of


At 6:30am on Monday, October 23rd, 1,300 PeaceHealth frontline healthcare workers are walking out for 5 days to protest the employer’s violations of federal labor law.

VANCOUVER, WA.— On Monday morning at 6:30am, over 1,300 healthcare workers from PeaceHealth Southwest and St. John are walking off the job and onto a picket line. These frontline healthcare workers, who are members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP, AFT Local 5017, AFL-CIO), and in the Tech, Service and Maintenance, and Lab Professional units, have been fighting Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs)


After over 1,300 workers announced that they will walk out to strike this coming Monday, October 23rd, PeaceHealth decided to walk away from the bargaining table. The workers are members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (OFNHP, AFT Local 5017, AFL-CIO), many of whom have been bargaining fruitlessly for months. PeaceHealth has additionally taken the unheard of threat to cut the health insurance of these striking workers if their strike lasts into November. 


September 3, 2018 - It takes a lot for health professionals to leave the bedside for the picket line. This Labor Day, President Adrienne Enghouse sends a message of unity that our contract fights for safe staffing and workloads are connected to the recent uprising of healthcare workers across the country that are trying to improve patient care. 


Health professionals picket Kaiser Permanente in Vancouver

August 21, 2018 - Tuesday kicked off our week of informational picketing and leafleting events across the Kaiser Permanente Northwest region with picket lines in Vancouver, WA and Salem, OR. 

View the coverage in the Columbian here

Members Stand Up for Patient Care at Kaiser

Kaiser Nurses Issue Warning: Short Staffing Could Diminish Patient Care


June 22, 2017 - Yesterday's rally to protest short staffing at Kaiser Permanente drew members and staff from OFNHP and two other Kaiser unions as well supporters from Portland Jobs With Justice. Nearly 1,000 KPNW employees have signed onto OFNHP's petition raising concerns about short staffing and calling on the company to hire additional staff to care for it's customers. The highly visible event outside KPNW headquarters displayed the 70-foot long, 2.5 foot high petition and was also an attempt to deliver the petition to senior Kaiser managers. 

Read the coverage of the rally in the Northwest Labor Press here.