Campaign for Patient Safety and Safe Staffing - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Campaign for Patient Safety and Safe Staffing

We know that so many of us are exhausted, overworked and ready to quit. Nearly one third of us have already left bedside nursing. Our patients are suffering. Lawmakers are failing us. Now more than ever, we need to make our voices heard in Trenton.

Click here to join us at the State House in Trenton on Thursday, November 30 and December 14.

Let’s make our voices heard in Trenton!

The staffing crisis has left healthcare on the brink of a collapse that will have dire consequences on the delivery of care. Frontline healthcare workers continue to migrate out of the profession at an alarming rate. We all know the answer: Safe Staffing!

If we do not address the staffing crisis now, patient care and the healthcare system itself will continue to decline, leading to a financial crisis and the potential closure of facilities, putting even more lives at risk.

Let’s tell Trenton lawmakers to take swift action to pass legislation that will not only recruit more healthcare workers into the profession but will also keep them from continuing to migrate out of healthcare.

Safe staffing has always saved lives; now safe staffing can save healthcare.


May 12 2023

Trenton Legislators heard Our Voices, as we called on them to pass an effective, enforceable staffing ratio bill to keep patients safe, keep us safe, and stop the bleed of nurses leaving the profession at alarming rates. It was a

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NJ nurses rally for more staff, lighter workloads (video)
May 12 2023

Hundreds of nurses rallied at the State House in Trenton, chanting, “Safe staffing saves lives!” ...claiming they’re overworked, understaffed and out of patience with New Jersey healthcare systems that don’t schedule enough nurses per shift.

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Safe Staffing Newsletter #2
Apr 04 2023

It's time our voices are heard. Join us at the Safe Staffing Rally on May 11 where will tell lawmakers we have had enough. We are standing together—workers, patients, community members and advocates.

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Safe Staffing Newsletter #1
Apr 04 2023

Healthcare workers, patients and community activists will Rally in Trenton on May 11 to tell legislators to pass a law mandating enforceable safe staffing levels in New Jersey hospitals.

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NJ HPAE Eyeing NYSNA Staffing Patient Ratio Pact
Jan 13 2023

A contract deal between New York City private hospitals and the New York State Nurses Association which provides for enforceable patient nurse staffing ratios is being hailed by New Jersey’s largest union of healthcare workers as an essential benchmark.

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Right now, nursing is broken
Jan 27 2022

When I can get out and run my errands, I see people who aren’t taking precautions to protect themselves, and it’s frustrating because, inside the hospitals, health professionals are in crisis mode.

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Save The Date: April 26, 2018 Nurses Take DC
Mar 02 2018

HPAE is joining forces with Nurses Take DC to join colleagues from across the country to urge Congress to set standards for nurse staffing levels. More details TBA. For now mark your calendar to join us Thursday, April 26, 2018,

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HPAE Thanks Senator Joe Vitale & Assemblyman Dan Benson
Feb 09 2018

Nurses caring for patients at the bedside have a voice in their workplace when they are unionized. As the state’s largest healthcare union, HPAE represents 13,000 healthcare workers in hospitals, nursing homes, addiction treatment centers, health clinics, research labs and

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HPAE Celebrates National Nurses Week: May 6 – 12
May 06 2017

Taking Action to Protect Health Care and Patient Safety HPAE nurses and health professionals play an important role in improving the delivery of healthcare services and advocating for patient, worker safety. During Nurses Week, we celebrate all that nurses and

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Keep Our Hospitals Safe
Feb 28 2017

Nurses and health professionals joined together to Keep Hospitals Safe on Monday, February 27, at the Trenton Statehouse and demand Trenton fully fund hospital inspections and pass patient safety, worker protection laws. Click here to learn how Trenton can Keep Our

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Members Meet with Cumberland County Freedholders
Mar 30 2016

    Inspira RNs from Vineland had a meeting with the Cumberland County Freeholders to brief them on issues that will be presented at the upcoming negotiations and how they may impact the citizens of Cumberland County. Local 5131 RNs

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Staffing Forum Addresses Key Issues
Mar 01 2016

Our local held a Staffing Forum held on February 17. The forum was an interactive meeting in which updates were given on the arbitration award regarding contract section 4.11 positions, the hospital’s acuity system, and staffing legislation in New Jersey.

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