OFNHP and St. Charles reach agreement, strike to end

The union and the hospital have come to an agreement that ends the strike and ensures that further negotiations will proceed effectively while patient care remains the focus.

BEND, Ore.—On Friday, March 12, technical caregivers who are represented by OFNHP and St. Charles Health System leaders came to an agreement that would end the strike and return therapists, technicians, and technologists to work on Monday, March 15. This agreement ensures the two parties will bargain over several days to secure a contract by March 31, addressing key issues that were discussed at a recent bargaining session. The agreement came together as both parties believe patient care is and should be the top priority, the strike has been distracting and difficult for all involved and it is in everyone’s best interest to return to the table and continue bargaining.

Further updates on ongoing contract negotiations will continue to be shared as upcoming sessions occur. The federal mediator has been very helpful and will continue to guide bargaining sessions through the end of the month. We look forward to building on this partnership to approach our collective challenges with dynamic solutions that will result in a fair contract.

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