Officers of Oregon healthcare union are ousted

Rebecca Vesely, Modern Healthcare, July 8, 2009 A union representing 3,000 nurses and other healthcare workers in Oregon and southern Washington state has been placed under an emergency protective order, and the top officers removed. The American Federation of Teachers forced out the president and other officers of the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, an affiliate, amid allegations that member dues were being used improperly to switch the union's affiliation and change bargaining status, according to the AFT. Kaiser Permanente is the workers' primary employer, but about 150 members are employed at Providence Milwaukie (OR) Hospital. ... Officers