Category: ONA News

Safe Staffing Success!

House Bill 456 passed the House floor with an overwhelming number of “Yes” votes. In addition to the many “Yes” votes, the bill gained many new influential co-sponsors, now totaling 32 representatives. The bill – which would make Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime – is another step closer to increasing safe …

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Nurses Ratify Contract with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Nurses applaud new three-year deal that addresses patient and nurse safety, retention concerns CINCINNATI, Ohio – Members of the Registered Nurses Association, a local union of the Ohio Nurses Association, overwhelmingly ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Saturday afternoon. The nurses have been bargaining with the Medical Center …

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Ohio Nurses Association Members Remain United as Supreme Court Sides With Wealthy, Corporate Interests in Anti-Union Case

Decision Won’t Stop Union Growth as Workers Organize to Give Voice to Shared Values COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members and leaders of the Ohio Nurses Association said today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of wealthy and corporate interests’ attempt to silence workers and their unions won’t stop them from working to build a better life …

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Michelle Thoman – June’s Featured Member

Michelle Thoman resides in Cincinnati where she has worked at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) on the specialty surgery floor for 4 years. Michelle belongs to the Registered Nurses Association – the ONA nurses’ union at UCMC – where she serves on the negotiating team. The union is currently amidst contract negotiations with …

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State reps send support for Youngstown nurses

Ohio Representatives Boccieri, Lapore-Hagan and Holmes sent letters in support of members of the Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association (YGDNA) to the leaders of Northside Regional Medical Center and Steward Healthcare, the for-profit owner of Northside based in Boston. The representatives wrote to the healthcare leaders to share their concerns regarding both the ongoing contract …

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June’s Monday with the President

Once a month, ONA President Brian Burger goes LIVE with you – the members – on ONA’s Facebook.  Brian provides the latest ONA news and fields your member questions. Have a question you would like Brian to address? Email him at ONAPresident@ohnurses.org. Then join us live and take part in the discussion!

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Linda Warino, BSN, RN – April’s Featured Member

The newly retired Linda Warino is a 45-year member and staple of the Ohio Nurses Association. Her passionate energy is contagious, and her leadership helped pave the way for many initiatives at all levels – from her workplace to Washington D.C. Linda intentionally sought employment at an ONA-represented facility after graduating Youngstown State University in …

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Trap Doors: Entrances to Secret Places

  by: Michelle McHugh Slater DNP, RN, CNOR   In 2012, then Ohio Governor John R. Kasich formed the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force to coordinate state efforts to combat human trafficking crimes. Over the past five years, this Task Force of thirteen Ohio governmental agencies has outlined the “building blocks” of their policy program …

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Action Needed: Tell Legislators We Must Protect Our Title of “Nurse”

House Bill 501 aims to change Vet Tech to Vet Nurse.  Tell legislators this is unacceptable – we must protect our title. ONA provided comment and gave opponent testimony yesterday to the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee about House Bill 501 – a bill that wants to change the title Veterinary Technician to Veterinary …

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