Author: Michelle Donovan

Ohio Nurses Association Calls for a Meaningful Reduction in Nonessential Services to Preserve the Healthcare Workforce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2020 Contact: Anne Ransone, ONA, 614-975-0485, aransone@ohnurses.org The following statement is attributable to Jessica Frymyer, RN, Chair of the ONA Economic and General Welfare Commission: “Ohio’s slow down rather than shut down mentality must start applying to elective surgeries. Many hospitals across the state have already taken steps to reduce …

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East Liverpool City Hospital Nurses Union Votes for Unfair Labor Practice Strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2020 Contact: Bob Cousins, DEO of Labor Relations at Ohio Nurses Association Ohio Nurses Association | 402-643-1209 | bcousins@ohnurses.org EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Last night over 97% of the nurses at East Liverpool City Hospital voted to go out on an unfair labor practice strike beginning at 7:00 a.m. November …

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Due to Inapplicable Respirators OSHA Cites Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital

Citation 1 Item 1 a Type of Violation: Serious 29 CFR 19 I0.134(a)(2): The employer did not provide the respirators which were applicable and suitable for the purpose intended: On or about May 6, 2020, the employer failed to provide the appropriate respirator for employee exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Employees were …

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Brown Urges Prime Healthcare to Negotiate New Contract in Good Faith with Nurses to Avoid Strike, Find Fair Compromise So Workers Can Continue Combatting COVID-19 with Support and Resources Needed

Senator Sherrod Brown is standing up for East Liverpool’s nurses, patients and community by issuing a media statement and sending a letter directly to hospital administrators, promoting the importance of good-faith bargaining and competitive wages to keep good nurses at the bedside. Senator Brown’s media statement can be read below and the letter may be …

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The East Liverpool Nurses Strike Presses on for November 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2020 Contact: Molly Homan, Director of Communications, Ohio Nurses Association | 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org   The following statement is attributable is Bob Cousins, DEO of Labor Relations of the Ohio Nurses Association: “The nurses and the hospital are still a long way off from an agreement because the hospital is …

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Strike Notice Issued by Nurses Union at East Liverpool City Hospital

Desperate to break the cycle of unsafe staffing and poor retention, nurses are ready to strike November 21st.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2020 Contact: Molly Homan, Director of Communications, Ohio Nurses Association | 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org   EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The nurses at East Liverpool City Hospital, represented by the Ohio Nurses …

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OSU, HEROES WORK HERE & DESERVE A RAISE!

The following statement was released by OSUNO on September 1, 2020: “The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center recently made the disappointing decision to forgo pay increases for those non-unionized staff who have worked tirelessly alongside us throughout the pandemic. Additionally, they have refused to even discuss hero bonuses for nurses that worked for months …

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