The provider claims nurses coalition is requesting that travel nurses decline deals while on strike.

The Oregon Nurses Association refuted the state, saying that all unions adhere to the rule of honoring a hit and not crossing the fence line. PORTLAND, Ore. — Ahead of a three- time nurses strike involving more than 3, 000 caregivers at six Providence institutions across the state of Oregon, it appears conflicts could not be higher. The hospital system has accused Providence of breaking Oregon’s nurse safe staffing law by calling on other nurses, including travel nurses, to refuse contracts with the six hospitals. The union also has accused the union, the Oregon Nurses Association ( ONA ), of interfering with patient care. Last month, ONA delivered its 10- day notice, alerting Providence that thousands of its nurses would reach starting Tuesday, June 18, at 6 a. m. This announcement, which union leaders call a really significant action, comes after six months of bargaining. The midwives have been asking for better give, a better caregiver- to- individual ratio, and better wellness benefits. The three- time attack did impact Providence St. Vincent, Newberg, Willamette Falls, Medford, Hood River and Milwaukie. ” Our Providence caregivers are going on strike”, said Jennifer Gentry, the Central Division Chief Nursing Officer for Providence. They are going on strike, and we will be keeping that in mind as we continue to provide for our community’s patients. However, Providence claims that union practices may have an impact on its ability to continue providing persistent care during the attack. The tale they are using right now has the ability to hinder our ability to continue providing persistent care, Gentry said. ” This is n’t the shop floor. This is a clinic. And we can count on you to live patiently. Therefore, our words truly matter, and we’re asking for value for them.” Hospital leadership is referring to an ONA letter that urges” all nurses to remain in solidarity” and” not embrace travel nurse contracts scheduled to start in June or July.” Last week, Providence made the announcement that their facilities may stay operational throughout the strike and that they would replace them with replacement workers. It’s possible that replacement nurses wo n’t choose to accept those contracts, according to Gentry, and that could have a negative impact on patient care if they feel intimidated or feel like this is n’t where they are safe to come. Second, if Providence were really concerned about carelessness and patient health, they would not have stopped negotiations prematurely and would be at the bargaining stand right now, pursuing a reasonable contract and putting an end to this strike before it even begins. Next, ONA has urged other labor unions to follow the strike’s instructions and refrain from crossing the picket line, which has been practiced by all unions since the start of the American labour movement. In order to offer health care companies a 10-day notice, unions are required to give them that information so they can make arrangements for patient care. Providence does n’t have final figures on alternative nurses, but said, come Tuesday, people should also expect the exact level of care. We want our patients to know that if they have a need, they should n’t hesitate to contact us. We will be waiting for them, Gentry declared. Additionally, ONA sent a cease-and-desist letter to Providence today, alleging that the hospital system was breaking the healthy staffing law, which requires staff-to-patient ratios and requires hospitals to employ committees to come up with ideas on how best to best staff each department. Without consulting different nurses, Providence said it is adopting personnel plans. In answer, Providence said Friday evening that they intend to follow the rules as written.