Department of Labor Rules in Favor of Local Nurses Union

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The ruling came down a year after a complaint had been filed by the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Local 5017

August 25, 2010 -- Justice came too late for a group of nurses and health professionals who were ousted from their union in July 2009.

Retired Doc Fears Burnout for New Recruits

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Where are the doctors, nurses and medical staff to be found for these 32 million people?
June 16, 2010 -- Dear Mr. President,
Perhaps my experience as a psychiatrist now retired could be of help as you develop effective health reform services.

Union Rules Own Takeover Legit Despite Federal Probe

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U.S. Department of Labor has final say based on a formal complaint

October 21, 2009 -- The American Federation of Teachers is maintaining its grip on the 3,000 nurses and health professionals who work for Kaiser Permanente and Providence Milwaukie Hospital following a four-month investigation.

AFT Union Takes Over Local Healthcare Branch

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As local leaders discuss breaking affiliation, national AFT union alleges violations and seizes control

August 20, 2009 -- After seizing control of a local union representing 3,200 healthcare workers in early July, the American Federation of Teachers insists the takeover was warranted. But tensions still remain high among the deposed leaders and show no signs of abating.

Nurse Staffing Effort Dies Amid Union Squabble

The fight for nurse-to-patient staffing ratios suffered another defeat at the Oregon legislature because two unions couldn't agree

July 1, 2009 -- For the second legislative session in a row, the state’s two largest nurses unions failed to see eye to eye on the need for specific nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in hospitals.


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