April 13, 2024

Providence to Oregon AG: Deny nurses’ request to investigate

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Days after the Oregon Nurses Association wrote a letter to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum asking her to investigate Providence, the hospital responded with a letter of their own on Tuesday. A five-day strike led by nearly 1,800 healthcare workers at three Providence facilities ended on Friday evening, but ONA is […]

OHSU nurses picket for better hospital conditions as contract is set to expire

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Just days after nurses at three Providence facilities ended a strike against the hospital system, healthcare workers at Oregon Health and Science University have launched a demonstration of their own. The Oregon Nurses Association announced that nurses at OHSU, OHSU Hillsboro and OHSU partner Columbia Memorial Hospital were organizing “a series […]

The Providence nurse strike has ended, but the fight over health care working conditions roars on

More than 1,800 Providence health system nurses and home health workers ended their weeklong strike at 5 p.m. Friday. It was the first major health care worker work stoppage in Portland in more than 20 years. But it may not be the last. Experts say nurses unions across the country have been more willing to […]

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. […]

KATU: Nearly 1,800 Providence nurses, clinicians on strike, picketing 3 Oregon locations starting Monday

Nearly 1,800 Providence nurses and clinicians are on strike amid ongoing negotiations with the hospital system over a new contract, the union representing the hospital workers said Sunday night. The Oregon Nurses Association said that after a week of “unwillingness from Providence to return to the bargaining table,” the nursing staff at Providence Portland, Providence […]

KOIN News 6: Strike! 1800 nurses walk out at Providence hospitals

Strike by 1800 nurses expected to last 5 days PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — About 1800 Oregon nurses went on strike at Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Seaside Hospital and Providence Home Health and Hospice at 5:30 a.m. Monday. Providence officials prepared for the planned 5-day strike by nurses by securing a “replacement workforce” to take […]

OPB: Providence nurses strike expected to begin Monday

About 1,800 Providence nurses in Portland and Seaside plan to strike next week. Nurses say they need better pay, more paid time off and improved working conditions. If the strike happens as both sides are expecting, it will last five days and will impact the operations of two hospitals and Providence’s home health and hospice […]

RV Times: Asante technical workers vote to unionize while ancillary workers caught in limbo

MEDFORD, Ore. – A vote to unionize over a thousand Asante Rogue Regional employees wrapped up Friday night. The two organizations looking to unionize workers are SEIU Local 49, representing over 1,100 front-line employees. They work in departments like intensive care and medical oncology and say they are asking for better working conditions and wages. […]

Here’s How You Can Support the Strike at Providence

From the Oregon AFL-CIO: The Oregon Nurses Association and Providence facilities (ProvidencePortland Medical Center, Providence Seaside Hospital and Providence HomeHealth and Hospice) are in intense negotiations which may result in astrike starting Monday, June 19. The potential strike actions are beingundertaken in all seriousness by nurses and clinicians. The OregonNurses Association’s members are working together […]