Category: ONA News

East Liverpool Nurses Return to Work

The following statement is attributable to Bob Cousins, Deputy Executive Office of Labor Relations, Ohio Nurses Association: “This morning at 6:59am was the culmination of our nurses’ three-day Unfair Labor Practice Strike, where nurses stood in front of East Liverpool City Hospital day and night advocating for a better hospital for the East Liverpool community. …

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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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Nurses’ Strike Still On After Disappointing Day of Bargaining

East Liverpool City Hospital continuing to ignore nurse staffing, patient care concerns EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – After the final scheduled day of bargaining, the nurses, represented by the Ohio Nurses Association, have not yet reached an agreement with the East Liverpool City Hospital/Prime Healthcare Foundation. On Tuesday, the nurses bargained for more than sixteen hours …

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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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