February 06, 2023
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OPEIU is Celebrating the Year of the Nurse

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, considered the founder of modern nursing.
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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. 
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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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