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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.


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to fight for your rights, for quality healthcare
for your patients, and a safe work environment
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This is a running list of resources for our WFNHP members and all healthcare workers to help get through these trying times.


Congratulations! Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Workers Join WFNHP

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With 81% of the vote, healthcare workers at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin have voted to join our union! Congratulations to the newest members of WFNHP who have chosen to unionize to better care for their patients, their families and themselves!

Read the press release here:

Friday, February 8, 2024

For more information, contact:
Jamie Lucas, (720)621-3689,

Planned Parenthood Workers Win Their Union in Historic Vote, Uniting for Stronger Care Across Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals is proud to announce a significant victory for the dedicated healthcare workers of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, as they have successfully won their union election with 81% of the vote yesterday. Following a democratic process, employees across various roles within the organization have chosen to unionize, marking a pivotal moment in the history of reproductive healthcare advocacy and the resurgence of the labor movement in Wisconsin. We expect the National Labor Relations Board to certify the election in the coming days.


Tuesday, January 2, 2024

For more information, contact:
Jamie Lucas, (720)621-3689,

Planned Parenthood Workers Unite for Stronger Care and Form Union Across Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE – In a historic move aimed at fostering long-term sustainability for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, healthcare workers from clinics across the state have joined forces to establish a union. Their initiative seeks to empower those at the forefront of patient care by providing them with a formal voice in shaping the conditions under which they work.


WFNHP Local-5000 Election Announcement - 2024-2025 New Officers

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December 15, 2023

We would like to announce the following union leaders were recently re-elected as Officers of the WFNHP Local 5000 Executive Board for a term of office beginning January 1, 2024 and ending December 31, 2025. You may recall we sent out a newsletter this Fall asking for nominations to fill the 7 positions that make up our Executive Board. All current Officers decided to run for re-election. Since all candidates ran unopposed, according to our union's constitution and bylaws, these individuals were automatically elected after review by the Election Committee, and without the need for a secret ballot vote by the membership. Congratulations to the following Officers on your re-election:

PRESIDENT: Connie Smith (Ascension-St. Francis Serv/Tech)

EXEC. VICE PRESIDENT: Barb Pomasl (Non Bargaining Unit)

SECRETARY: Rachel Spotz (Aurora Burlington)

TREASURER: John Epple (Non Bargaining Unit)

VP-at-Large: Louie Borda (Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories)

VP-at-Large: Mary Milton (Non Bargaining Unit)

VP-at-Large:  VACANT

12-9-12 Membership Meeting Flyer
Join us on Saturday, December 9th from 11AM to 2PM for our next WFNHP-Local 5000 Membership Meeting. We will be meeting in three locations (Antigo/Cumberland/Milwaukee) simultaneously to allow for more members to attend/participate. In addition to our regular reports and union business, we will have a special guest speaker--Joe Burns, who will be discussing the importance of fighting back against healthcare corporations, and how taking collective actions can help build worker power and strengthen our union.
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The goal of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (WFNHP) Code Red campaign is to engage healthcare workers in healing our healthcare system and making it sustainable again—which our members and our patients desperately need. The corporate model of healthcare prizes the bottom line over the frontlines and over patient safety. It has driven healthcare workers to the breaking point. The pandemic lit healthcare on fire, laying bare its structural issues and demonstrating just how unsafe and unsustainable corporate healthcare’s “do more with less” approach is.

For years, our