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WFNHP President Candice Owley Statement in Support of the Strengthen BadgerCare Act

MILWAUKEE, Wis.—Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals President Candice Owley released the following statement in support of the Strengthen BadgerCare Act.

“Every day nurses and healthcare workers see the personal and financial devastation to families caused by lack of affordable healthcare coverage, and that is why the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals is in strong support of the Strengthen BadgerCare Act introduced by Senator John Erpenbach and Representative Jon Richards.”

 

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Mental Health Patients & Professionals Call on Abele to Stop Playing Politics with Fragile Lives

For Immediate Release          Contact: Jamie Lucas
April 1, 2016                                           720-621-3689

MILWAUKEE, WI--Nurses, community leaders, and mental health advocates have joined together to demand that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele stop playing politics with fragile lives. In spite of a gag order placed on all County employees by Abele, the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (WFNHP) and the mental health community are calling on the County Executive to release critical information requested by a County Auditor in order to conduct a standard review of safety conditions at the County-operated Behavioral Health Division (BHD). Public officials have also expressed outrage that the secretive actions of the Abele administration have caused the safety review to be suspended.

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President Owley Applauds National Union's Endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President

For Immediate Release
July 11, 2015

Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals' Owley Applauds National Union's Endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President

Milwaukee--On Saturday, the executive council of the American Federation of Teachers voted overwhelmingly to endorse Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary for president of the United States. The AFT is the first national union to endorse in the Democratic presidential primary.

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WFNHP President Candice Owley Statement on Today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Anti-worker Ruling

Milwaukee, WI--In another sign of a depply divided Supreme Court, today in a 3-2 decision, the majority ruled future pension benefits for Milwaukee County employees can be reduced, while affirming that already vested benefits cannot be changed. Today's ruling overturned a unanimous Appeals Court decision and, as Justice Bradley wrote in her dissent, was "another blow to the rights of employees." As we have seen in earlier decisions, Justice Bradley and Chief Justice Abrahamson again issued a formal dissent to the ruling and stood solidly on the side of working families.

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Nurses Sound Alarm on Staffing Crisis at Milwaukee County's Behavioral Health, Demand Immediate Action from the County Executive

Milwaukee, Wis. – At 1pm today, on the front steps of the Courthouse, dozens of Milwaukee County Mental Health nurses and frontline staff stood up for their patients speaking out to protest unsafe staffing. The nurses demanded that County Executive Abele take immediate action to fill the dozens of RN and Nursing Assistant vacancies, and put an end to the dangerous and widespread practice of forcing nursing staff to work massive amounts of involuntary overtime. The nurses also presented the County Executive with a petition, signed by over a hundred workers, which included a list of 10 corrective actions; and, demanded he take immediate action to correct the unsafe staffing, including reducing the hospital census until such time adequate staff is hired and trained to care for patients with severe mental illness.

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Wisconsin's Nurses and Health Professionals Endorse Mary Burke for Governor

Wisconsin's Nurses and Health Professionals Endorse Mary Burke for Governor
 

Milwaukee, Wis. – On this National Nurses’ Day, the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (WFNHP) is proud to announce its endorsement of Mary Burke for Governor. Ms. Burke has a strong commitment to making quality health care available to all Wisconsinites and is clearly on the side of working families, especially working women. “Nurses understand that the policies set by the Governor of the state directly impact the health care of our citizens and the quality of working conditions for all frontline care givers,” stated WFNHP President Candice Owley, RN.

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Rest In Peace Former Milwaukee County Executive F. Thomas Ament

Milwaukee, WI--The Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals was deeply saddend to hear of the death of former Milwaukee County Executive F. Thomas Ament.

"Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with the Ament family, said Candice Owley, RN, WFNHP president. "Our organiztion had a long standing working relationship with Tom Ament during his decade-long leadership of Milwaukee County. Ament was a major force in the creation of the Milwaukee County Regional Medical Center which had provided quality care for thousands of people in our community. He should be remembered for his decades of admirable public service. Rest in Peace, Tom Ament."

 

 

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WFNHP Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Milwaukee--June 27, 2012--Statement of Candice Owley, R.N., president of WFNHP:
"The decision that the ACA is constitutional is a tremendous victory for Wisconsin families. The ruling not only supports the constitutionality of the Act, but it also allows the building of a better, fairer healthcare system to move forward. Today's ruling provides peace of mind for Wisconsin families because it ensures that hard working families will get the health coverage they deserve and will be protected against the worst forms of insurance abuse..."  Read the entire statement.

 

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