Providence St. Vincent nurses vote to strike

The Oregon Nurses Association says that a majority of the 1,600 nurses at the Portland hospital voted in favor of a strike.

PORTLAND, Ore. — An “overwhelming” majority of nurses at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland have voted in favor of a strike, the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) reported Wednesday evening — protesting alleged unfair labor practices and demanding a new contract.

The nurse’s union has accused Providence of engaging in “illegal attempts to discriminate, threaten and retaliate against nurses who engage in protected union activity and exercise their rights to speak up for patient and caregiver safety.”

During past negotiations, the

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