Silencing Labor’s Voice for Public Health and Safety
August 24, 2015
Not too long ago, an HPAE nurse was assaulted on the job. With the help of her union, she filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which then cited the hospital for unsafe conditions. This nurse was able to exercise her right to a healthy and safe workplace without fear of retaliation.
In another example, when nurses at NJ hospitals believed that they were not properly prepared to care for Ebola patients last year, they exercised their union rights to fight for safer conditions and for stronger oversight over hospital policy by state and federal regulators.