July 21, 2024

KGW: Providence violated Oregon law by bringing in ‘professional strikebreakers,’ union says

PORTLAND, Ore. — As a five-day healthcare worker strike at three Providence Health facilities in Oregon came to a close on Friday, the nurses union and hospital administrators traded barbs over an accusation that Providence violated state law.

The Oregon Nurses Association put out an embargoed statement slated for release at 5 p.m. on Friday. In that statement, ONA said that it had called upon the Oregon Attorney General’s office to open an investigation into Providence’s alleged use of “professional strikebreakers.”