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ONA 2019 Annual Dues Increase

We are a diverse and broad union and professional association, representing more than 15,000 nurses across Oregon and in many different fields. We work in the largest medical centers and the smallest critical-access hospitals. We work in clinics, home health agencies and hospice houses. We include public health nurses in schools, jails and communities. And we are also professors and teachers at nursing schools and universities.

Our mission is to use our collective power to advocate for nursing, quality health care and healthy communities. We do this by advocating for our patients, our nurses and our nursing practice, while assuring compassion, respect and dignity throughout Oregon's health care systems.

To continue meeting our mission and implementing our vision, we will be raising dues effective August 1, 2019. The dues increases will allow us to hire additional staff to support our bargaining units, hold trainings and seminars, and push for comprehensive staffing reforms. The raises by category will be:

  • $6.60 per month for professional union members
  • $1.96 per month for LPN members
  • $2.57 per month for fair share payers

Professional Association Members will not have an increase in dues this year.

When and how changes are calculated

ONA’s dues are based on the average compensation of our nurses following three years of employment in our represented facilities statewide (average wage of the pay step following three years of employment). As that average increases, our dues increase. If nurses' wages do not average more than a 1% increase at this step, then ONA State dues only go up by 1%. In the case of this dues increase, average wages increased more than 1%, which means a dues increase of more than 1%. More detail on this process can be found in Article III, Section 1 of the ONA bylaws.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact ONA’s membership services department at 503-293-0011.

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Oregon Nurses Association
18765 SW Boones Ferry Rd. Suite 200, Tualatin, OR 97062
(503) 293-0011 or 800-634-3552 (Oregon Only)