The purpose of IHPEA shall be to:
* Serve the professional employee interest of the nurses of Indiana Hopsital through collective bargaining, education, legislation and other group activities.
* Promote the best interests of Indiana Hopsital with the aim of providing high quality nursing services to the community.
* Promote professional unity between the nurses of Indiana Hospital and nurses throughout the Commonwealth through affiliation with and participation in the Health Care-PSEA Division.
The principles of the FNHP are as follows:
*Organizing, collective bargaining and legislative/political programs all support each other. Legislative victories and good contracts aid in organizing; organizing builds strength for better contracts and a strong voice in our state legislatures.
*The message is quality. We are not only fighting to protect and improve our jobs, working conditions and professional standards, we are fighting to protect the quality of patient care; we are fighting for a humane and fair health care system in America.
*We can accomplish our goals only with the active, committed involvement of our members.
Legislative Agenda 2000:
*Ban Mandatory Overtime
*Provide Whistleblower Protection for Health Care Workers
Safe Staffing: Staffing Ratios, Committees, Information Disclosure
All union members are covered by FNHP liability insurance. We are also entitled to all the benefits of AFT membership, including their buying programs. AFT/FNHP has an excellent web site. Check it out at:
AFT/FNHP Web Site