Category: ONA News

Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Passage of House Bill 144 From Committee

Ohio Nurses Association Applauds Passage of House Bill 144 From Committee Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses COLUMBUS – Ohio nurses enthusiastically applaud the passage House Bill 144 sponsored by Representative Don Manning (R-New Middletown). Once passed by the general assembly, House Bill 144 will make Ohio the 19th state …

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Arbitration Victory at Ashtabula County Medical Center! Weekends No Longer “Blacked Out” for Vacations for ED RNs!

In the spring of 2018, some of the Emergency Department RNs at ACMC were surprised to learn their vacation requests were denied because their time off requests overlapped their “weekend to work.” The nurses requesting vacation time off spoke with their immediate supervisor who assured them their vacation requests would be “worked out.” The supervisor …

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Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber Submitted a Letter of Support for House Bill 144

Earlier this summer, the Auditor of State conducted a performance audit on the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS), and in particular, a review of nursing staff levels at Ohio’s 6 regional psychiatric hospitals. According to State Auditor Keith Faber, the auditors in the state of Ohio determined “that by adjusting the …

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Cincinnati Nurses to Picket in Response to UC Medical Center’s Union Attacks

MEDIA ADVISORY Cincinnati Nurses to Picket in Response to UC Medical Center’s Union Attacks Nurses fed up with grievance delays, medical center’s dishonesty WHAT: The 1,700 nurses of the Registered Nurses Association of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, a local of the Ohio Nurses Association, and public allies will hold an informational picket in …

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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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