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Unionized nurses ratify 4-year agreement with University of Michigan

| Oct 6, 2022 | Michigan

On Monday, members of the Michigan Nurses Association-University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council (MNA-UMPNC) voted to ratify a tentative agreement with University of Michigan Health. MNA-UMPNC nurses have been working without a contract since July 1st.     Nurses represented by the MNA-UMPNC filed a lawsuit against the university in...[ Read More ]

OHSU employees to vote on tentative contract agreement to raise wages next week

| Sep 30, 2022 | Oregon

Union members who work at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) will have an opportunity to vote on a proposed new 3-year contract with their employer next week.     More than 7,000 OHSU workers, including respiratory therapists and pharmacists, are represented by AFSCME Local 328. Approximately 93% of workers...[ Read More ]

More than 7,000 employees authorize bargaining team to call a strike at OHSU

| Sep 2, 2022 | Oregon

Thousands of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) employees could go on strike within the coming weeks.     More than 7,000 employees, including respiratory therapists and pharmacists, authorized their bargaining team to call a strike on Aug. 26th. Approximately 93% of workers represented by AFSCME Local 328 voted to...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Kaiser Permanente nurse discusses canceled strike and new agreement reached with employer

| Nov 17, 2021 | California

Johanna Noriega is an RN at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. She’s also an officer at the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP), and one of the 21,000 members of the UNAC/UHCP that planned to strike against Kaiser on Nov. 15 throughout Southern California.    ...[ Read More ]

Employee union sues Inslee over strict vaccine mandate

| Aug 30, 2021 | Washington

In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s stringent vaccine mandate announced earlier this month, the Washington Federation of State Employers (WFSE) filed a lawsuit against the governor in Thurston County Superior Court on Thursday in an attempt to stop the mandate from being implemented.      The mandate, which would require...[ Read More ]

Union of healthcare professionals in Bend set to strike tomorrow

| Mar 3, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals (OFNHP), a union representing over 150 health care professionals, filed a strike notice on Feb. 22 in Bend. St. Charles Health System’s medical technology employees are attempting to negotiate for competitive pay and to adjust to the cost of living in Bend,...[ Read More ]