Nurses and Healthcare Workers to Join Forces in Fighting the Staffing Crisis in New Jersey
An overworked, overburdened workforce will call on Lawmakers to pass safe staffing legislation
Understaffing is driving the healthcare system to the brink of collapse and needlessly threatening patient care. That is why unionized nurses and healthcare workers will be joining together on March 20th to announce they will be holding a Rally for Safe Staffing on May 11th in Trenton to push the New Jersey legislature to pass a law mandating enforceable nurse staffing levels in hospitals.
When: Monday, March 20, 2023 at 12:00 Noon
Where: Outside of the State House Annex
Who: Coalition of unionized nurses and healthcare workers
- Debbie White, RN, HPAE President and Sheryl Mount, RN, HPAE Local 5105 President
- Charlie Wowkanech, NJ AFL-CIO President
- Elfrieda Johnson, RN, JNESO President and Barbara Jones, RN, JNESO Vice President
- Mary Szatkowski, RN, NJNU
- Sue Cleary, 1199J President, Grisel Anton, 1199J Executive VP and Doreen Jones, RN, 1199J member
- Judy Danella, RN, Local President USW
- Michele Liebtag, CWA 1036
What: Nurses and healthcare workers will share experiences of how short staffing is causing the healthcare workforce to leave their profession in record numbers. HPAE will release a new position paper, “CODE RED: Understaffed. Overworked. Unsafe for Everyone. The Urgent need for Safe Staffing Legislation in New Jersey.”
For more information, contact: Michael Allen, (646) 436-7556.