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Below is the letter that was delivered to management demanding fair treatment and resources.

We, the techs and technologists at St. Charles Bend, respectfully request to be made whole in regard to the recent mental health and wellbeing package promoted by hospital administration. This request is being directed to you, the CEO of St. Charles Health System. As the CEO, you are responsible for guiding this hospital in a positive direction. A decision you recently made excludes important members of your organization, the techs and technologists of OFNHP. We write to you now to urge you to guide


Nurses and healthcare professionals are united in opposition to the incoming ruling from the Supreme Court that they way would undermine healthcare efficacy and the rights of women and people experiencing pregnancy. 

PORTLAND, Ore. The Political Education and Action and Social Justice Committees of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (AFT Local 5017), which represents almost 6,000 healthcare professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington, are voicing their opposition to the SCOTUS ruling that was recently leaked to the press.“This decision, if implemented, will have


On Wednesday, April 20th, a group of OFNHP members delivered a petition with over 800 caregiver signatures to PeaceHealth Columbia Network CEO Sean Gregory to propose a $5,000 retention bonus for all OFNHP PeaceHealth Southwest and St. John members. It was through our members’ organizing and action that we brought forward the signatures of 85% of our membership to demand a solution to the staffing crisis. Your coworkers spoke courageously about the conditions caregivers and patients face due to short staffing.

On Wednesday of this week, Sean Gregory rejected OFNHP’s call for a retention bonus


Over the past several weeks, OFNHP members have joined tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente employees across the country raising their voices about the future of healthcare. After months of negotiations, and destructive proposals from Kaiser leadership, each of our local bargaining units unanimously recommended a strike authorization. Our membership then voted by 96% to strike, sending a message to management that we will do what it takes to protect both our patients and the frontline healthcare workers that make our healthcare system work.

Your voice has been loud and clear: these issues


Show your support for front line workers!

There is nothing saintly about the tactics St. Charles Medical Center is using.

At a time when Oregon healthcare workers face unprecedented challenges in the workplace, St. Charles Medical Center management has decided to turn their back against its frontline employees.  Members of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals AFT Local 5017  are taking a stand to demand fair and equitable contract negotiations.

We have given legal notice that a strike will occur on March 4th if a settlement is not reached.

Members out on strike often experience


Send a Message to Governor Brown: Local PPE Production Now!


To safeguard the health and livelihoods of caregivers and other essential workers, we need reliable PPE supply chains. Healthcare workers can't wait any longer.

Fortunately, local paper mills and processing plants in the Northwest can be retooled to produce the supplies we need while providing good, family-wage jobs to union workers.

Click here to send a letter to Governor Brown that healthcare workers need PPE supplies we can rely on!