WELCOME to the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals
The Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals (WFNHP) is affiliated with AFT Nurses & Health Professionals, the national healthcare division of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
WFNHP is a democratically run labor union of health professionals, committed to the growth and empowerment of its membership and all healthcare workers. WFNHP seeks to secure optimal working conditions and professional development for its members, while playing a leadership role in establishing high standards of clinical practice and patient care.
In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest New York Times column, she describes what it is exactly that unions do. Though unions are the most popular they have been in decades, anti-union sentiment still thrives in red states and across the nation. “Several years ago, The Atlantic ran a story whose headline made even me, a labor leader, scratch my head: ‘Union Membership: Very Sexy,’” Weingarten writes in the column. “The gist was that higher wages, health benefits and job security—all associated with union membership—boost one’s chances of getting married. Belonging to a union doesn’t actually guarantee happily ever after, but it does help working people have a better life in the here and now.” Click through to read the full column.
Our union members have been fighting for quality care and safe staffing, and now we must fight together as a community. Join the Coalition to Save St. Francis Hospital Facebook page for updates on our fight to save labor & delivery and other services at St. Francis Hospital on the south side of Milwaukee. Click here: https://bit.ly/3HvRFAi
St. Francis Hospital brought babies into this world for decades and decades. Cruelly, however, Ascension chose to close the only labor and delivery unit on the southside of Milwaukee when it abruptly closed the service at St. Francis Hospital only days before Christmas. St. Francis is also the only unionized private sector hospital in the city.
The southside of Milwaukee is home to a significant immigrant, Latinx, and working class population who rely on the accessibility of the hospital for many needs. Pregnant women and families must now travel outside of their communities to deliver their
After three years of unprecedented challenges, healthcare workers are exhausted and their facilities dangerously understaffed. A groundbreaking new report by our national union, the American Federation of Teachers, brings together data and testimony from frontline workers. It details crippling staff shortages across the healthcare industry, revealing dangerous conditions for patients and healthcare professionals alike, made worse by profit-driven corporate leadership. According to the report, and as our union and members know all too well, healthcare workers are exhausted, burnt out, anxious and leaving the profession in droves. Since the pandemic, nearly 1 in 5 healthcare workers have quit their jobs. Learn more about the report, which lays out the issues in detail and offers potential solutions.
The Coalition to Save Saint Francis is gathering to demand that the City Council take action to maintain labor and delivery services on the South Side of Milwaukee!
Join us for a press conference and rally on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 6PM in front of Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI.