HPAE Nurses Speak Out for Safe Staffing (Watch the Video)…And Other HPAE News

May 11, 2017

HPAE Nurses Speak Out for Safe Staffing

HPAE nurses are speaking out and taking action to keep patients safe and support legislation to make sure every hospital has enough nurses for every patient.

Watch the Video.

HPAE President Twomey’s Statement on the Passage of the ACHA in the House

After months of protest and outrage, Congress dismissed pleas from their constituents, patients and working families by passing legislation to take away healthcare from millions of Americans by dismantling the Affordable Care Act. This is a tax-cut bill for the wealthy not a health care bill. Cutting taxes for the richest in our society at the expense of the health of children, senior citizens, the disabled and anyone with a pre-existing condition is an abomination and we will continue to fight the legislation as it moves on to the US Senate.

Read more here.

Take Action to Support the NJ Safe Staffing Bill

When New Jersey’s hospitals are under-staffed, New Jersey patients are at greater risk. Unsafe staffing levels require nurses and all healthcare workers to make hard choices about how much time they spend with each patient. That is why we’re urging all HPAE members in New Jersey to write their State Senator and urge him or her to support S.1280, the Nurse Safe Staffing Bill.

Send a letter to your State Senator.

HPAE Joins Rally to Protest Rep. MacArthur’s Role in ACA Repeal Bill

HPAE joined hundreds of people last night in Willingboro, NJ to protest Congressman Tom MacArthur’s role in crafting legislation passed by the House of Representatives that “repeals and replaces” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Claudia Storicks, a retired HPAE Local 5105 member, described herself as “very angry” at the prospect of the ACA being repealed. “That would mean that my diabetes would get out of control, my foot would probably get worse, and I’d probably end up in hospital and losing my house.”

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This Week in Labor History: Labor Leader “Big Bill” Haywood on Trial

Legendary Western Federation of Miners leader William “Big Bill” Haywood goes on trial for murder in the bombing death of former Idaho governor Frank Steunenberg, who had brutally suppressed the state’s miners. Haywood ultimately was declared innocent – May 9, 1907

Read about other important struggles and events in U.S. labor history which occurred from May 8 to May 14, provided by Union Communication Services (UCS).

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