Safe Staffing Newsletter #1
May 11th Rally for Safe Staffing in Trenton
Click here to sign up to join the Trenton Safe Staffing Rally on May 11. We are standing together—workers, patients, community members and advocates.
Bus Transportation provided for a $25.00 deposit (which will be reimbursed when you get on the bus). Reserve your seat today. Details on bus locations will be emailed before the event. Don’t be left out! Register by May 9th.
Safe Staffing in HPAE Contracts
SAFE STAFFING: Make Your VOICE Heard.
Share your experiences with our current healthcare staffing crisis. New Jersey lawmakers need to hear directly from healthcare workers to understand how urgently frontline caregivers and their patients need safe staffing.
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AFT Launches nationwide Safe Staffing Campaign
AFT launched a nationwide campaign to draw attention to and address the country’s healthcare staffing crisis, which is putting patients at risk. “Code Red: Understaffing = Patient Care Crisis” is a $1 million multifaceted, multiyear campaign involving over 100 AFT affiliates who will focus on the issue of inadequate staffing and hold healthcare corporations and the government accountable through education, outreach, advocacy, contract bargaining and legislation. The “Code Red” campaign was kicked off in Oregon, where two AFT affiliates—the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals and the Oregon Nurses Association—are pushing for the passage of Oregon House Bill 2697 to enshrine safe staffing standards.
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In the News . . .
Examining Health Care Workforce Shortages: Where Do We Go From Here?
Becker’s Hospital Review: 5 bills that aim to address nursing shortage in Illinois
Oregon Capital Chronicle: Nurses call for stricter staffing standards at hospitals
Oregon lawmakers weigh options to boost nursing workforce
Becker’s Hospital Review: Why nearly 500 Minnesota nurses left bedside care positions
Becker’s Hospital Review: Nurse staffing mandates begin journey through state legislatures
The Seattle Times: Debate over WA nurse staffing ratios heads toward compromise
Patriot News: Nurses push for law setting minimum nurse-to-patient ratios
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Patient limits for nurses has majority support, but won’t advance in Harrisburg. Why?
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