Category: ONA PR

Ohio State Nurses Ratify Landmark Agreement with Wexner Medical Center Contract includes patient safety, nurse staffing protections and 18% wage increases

COLUMBUS – The nearly 4,000 nurses with The Ohio State University Nurses Organization, a bargaining unit of the Ohio Nurses Association, ratified a landmark contract with The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on July 11, 2019. The three-year agreement includes language for safe nurse staffing – a turning point for enhanced patient safety at the …

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Cincinnati Nurses to Hold Solidarity Event in Response to Recent Union Attacks

MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release June 28, 2019 Cincinnati Nurses to Hold Solidarity Event in Response to Recent Union Attacks Nurses, community members stand with union officers WHAT: The 1,700 nurses of the Registered Nurses Association of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and public allies are holding a rally Friday evening demanding the Medical …

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RNA/ONA Statement on Charges Filed Against the University of Cincinnati Medical Center

“On June 24th, the Ohio Nurses Association filed five Unfair Labor Practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board against the University of Cincinnati Medical Center over the Medical Center’s violation of federal law.  The charges stem from the egregious and illegal firing of the Registered Nurses Association VP, Jennifer Donaldson, and discipline of RNA …

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Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Introduction of House Bill 144 – Prohibit Overtime Work for Nurses as a Condition of Employment

Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Introduction of House Bill 144 – Prohibit Overtime Work for Nurses as a Condition of Employment Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses COLUMBUS – House Bill 144, sponsored by Representative Don Manning (R-New Middletown) and introduced on March 19, 2019, aims …

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ONA Statement on Mt. Carmel Events

We are deeply saddened for the victims and the families affected by the tragic events recently unveiled at Mt. Carmel West. Patients deserve quality, safe, and trusted care at the hands of all of their healthcare professionals. The events at Mt. Carmel are far-reaching, with Medicaid and Medicare threatening to pull funding if a solution …

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Nurses to Deliver Hundreds of Letters to OSU Wexner Medical Center Admins

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact:        Molly Homan, Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 mhoman@ohnurses.org   Nurses to Deliver Hundreds of Letters to OSU Wexner Medical Center Admins Nurses, Ohioans sign letters in response to center’s recent opposition to safe patient care legislation   What:             Nurses March, Deliver Letters to OSU Administrators When:             2:30 p.m. Who:               …

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House Bill 456, Eliminating Nurse Mandatory Overtime Update

The following statement is on behalf of Brian J. Burger, MSN APRN AGACNP-BC RNFA CCRN, President of the Ohio Nurses Association: “We’re extremely disappointed House Bill 456 – legislation that would make Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime – was not heard by the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee, and …

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Northside Nurses to Hold Press Conference amidst closure announcement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –  The Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association –  the nurses’ union at Northside Regional Medical Center represented by the Ohio Nurses Association – will hold a press conference August 16th at 10:00am in front of Northside Regional Medical Center to provide comment on today’s announcement of the closure of the medical center.   …

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