February 28, 2024
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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/

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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.

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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/

 

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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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Congratulations to OPEIU nurses and all of our union nurse sisters and brothers everywhere.

For the 18th year in a row, nurses are the most trusted profession, according to Gallup poll, marking the 18th year in a row the nursing profession has topped the list.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/274673/nurses-continue-rate-highest-honesty-ethics.aspx

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