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25 February 2020

Support for nursing is good for the nation's health

The recently proposed cuts to the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act ) as outlined in President Trump’s 2021 Budget for America’s Future is cause for great concern. The proposed budget calls for a tremendous elimination of many Title VIII Workforce Development Programs with the exception of the Nurse Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs which stand to gain additional funding. 
12 February 2020

When Nurses Strike—and Get Locked Out

When nearly 8,000 at SEIU Healthcare 1199NW nurses, technicians and other hospital employees went on strike in January, Swedish Hospital management hired temporary replacement workers, some of whom lacked the proper credentials to work at the hospital, putting patients in harm’s way.

That’s what happens when our healthcare system is built on the principle of maximizing profits—not maximizing patients’ well-being.

https://prospect.org/labor/seattle-nurses-strike-and-get-locked-out/

7 February 2020

Nurses Have a High Risk for Suicide

Between the stress, anxiety and long hours – could lead to depression. Please check in on your fellow nurse.

Listen to FNA/OPEIU Local 713 member Matt Price on the Viewpoint with Seeta and Friends radio show by clicking here.

29 January 2020

ONC stands in Solidarity.

We stand in solidarity with the 7,800 nurses, caregivers and staff who went on strike on Jan. 28 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.

 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/swedish-health-care-workers-begin-three-day-strike/

 

27 January 2020

DOL Issues OSHA Guidance on Coronavirus

Some helpful information from the DOL and the World Health Organization regarding Coronavirus. 

https://www.who.int/

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About the ONC

The OPEIU Nurses Council (ONC) was established by OPEIU members who are nurses, giving them a means to participate in the resolution of issues affecting their nursing practice. The ONC helps foster a climate of professionalism within the nursing community, promoting best practices regarding patient care, safety concerns and compensation issues. The ONC advocates for legislation to improve working conditions and improve patient care, including measures that address nurse-to-patient ratios and violence against health care workers. Its primary goal is to advance the professional image of the nursing profession. 

If you are interested in starting a nurses council please email us at: info@opeiunursescouncil.org.

 

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