News and Updates

Our first contract with OHSU is finally signed!

Dear Colleagues,

We're happy to announce that after almost 10 months of difficult negotiations, we have reached an agreement on our first union contract for OHSU house officers!

Dear Colleagues,

We are making progress in mediation! Our latest proposal puts us in second quartile of our west coast comparators as estimated using the data provided by the hospital.

Dear Colleagues,

Negotiating our contract during Covid-19 has been rough. As Oregon's cases surge and our frontline staff face repeated exposures, testing, and quarantine, we are all feeling the stress of the season and the year.

Dear Colleagues,

We are disheartened to hear about recent COVID exposures amongst OHSU staff; we are thinking about those in quarantine, those on the frontlines of this COVID pandemic, and our patients struggling with COVID at record numbers. We are particularly alarmed about the recent COVID outbreak amongst employees because of the continued overcrowding of our workspaces.

Great news! We have settled our Unfair Labor Practice charge with OHSU and have won the following for residents who qualify for the settlement:

Dear Colleagues,

Your elected bargaining team has been in negotiations for 224 days in a time of unprecedented stress for physicians. Our proposals remain innovative and focused on diversity and equity to specifically address the concerns of women, parents, and underrepresented minorities in medicine.

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past eight months, we've used a variety of techniques to show OHSU what is important to us, and why. Last night, we did it again, but this time we brought friends. In addition to our dedicated resident observers, Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran, M.D., and State Representatives Maxine Dexter, M.D., and Sheri Schouten, R.N., joined our negotiations last night and provided encouragement in our efforts to help OHSU stay competitive with other west coast academic institutions and improve the health and wellbeing of house officers.

OHSU is now taking applications for Child Care Financial Support.  We wanted to make sure you were aware of this opportunity and the other Child Care Resources which OHSU has recently made available.