Oregon medical workers win first union contract

Vol. 85/No. 15 - April 19, 2021

BEND, Ore. — Medical technicians, therapists and other workers at St. Charles Medical Center overwhelmingly ratified their first union contract March 31. They had voted to join the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals in 2019 and had been…


Oregon medical techs end strike, set March 31 contract deadline

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

The Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, which organizes the 150 medical technicians at the St. Charles Medical Center, agreed March 12 to end their nine-day strike. The union said in a joint press release with the hospital that…


Medical workers in Oregon strike for first union contract

Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021

BEND, Ore. — The first strike in 40 years at St. Charles Medical Center began here March 4 when 150 therapists, technicians and technologists walked out to fight for higher pay. St. Charles is the only hospital in this city. The workers…