June 17, 2024

Here’s How You Can Support the Strike at Providence

From the Oregon AFL-CIO:

The Oregon Nurses Association and Providence facilities (Providence
Portland Medical Center, Providence Seaside Hospital and Providence Home
Health and Hospice) are in intense negotiations which may result in a
strike starting Monday, June 19. The potential strike actions are being
undertaken in all seriousness by nurses and clinicians. The Oregon
Nurses Association’s members are working together to address Oregon’s
staffing crisis – a crisis that is the result of decades of failures
on the part of hospitals to invest in their nursing staff.

While the Oregon Labor Movement never wants to see a nurses’ strike
happen, we know that if it does come down to a strike we must be ready
and willing to do whatever it takes to support Providence nurses and
clinicians like we did at Nabisco, at Weyerhaeuser, at the City of
Portland, at CertainTeed, and at many more strikes and worksite actions
across our region recently.

It’s time for us to step up, support the Oregon Nurses Association,
and take action. Here’s a list of ways you can get involved:

    * Donate to the strike fund  [1]
    * Sign up for a picket shift [2]
    * Sign the public petition of support  [3]
    * Learn more about the strike [4]

It has also come to our attention that the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon
Convention Center is housing strikebreaking nurses to undermine the
Oregon Nurses Association’s efforts to win a fair contract and to
protect the safety of patients. Please take a moment today to call the
Hyatt and ask them to cancel the reservations of the strikebreaking
nurses, their number is (971) 222-1234. Please note that the workers at the hotel are UNITE HERE Local 8 members and are not responsible for the decision to house strikebreakers. They are still fighting for their first contract with Hyatt. Please be respectful with Hyatt employees when airing your concerns on this matter.

Together, we can support striking nurses and put pressure on Providence
to do what’s right for nurses and for their patients.