Martin Luther King Jr. Day …and Other HPAE News (January 20, 2019)
MLK Day Activities
As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., we remember his commitment to labor rights and quality healthcare for all people- amongst his many other fights. Throughout the weekend and on MLK Day, we are looking for volunteers to flyer events in Newark to inform the community of the University Hospital community meeting on January 30th.
If you are interested in joining us to leaflet on Jan. 20th and 21st, please contact Jean Pierce at email@example.com.
University Hospital Community Meeting
On Wednesday, January 30th at 6:00 pm, a coalition of concerned citizens will be hosting a community meeting to discuss the University Hospital Monitor’s report and the future of University Hospital. The monitor’s report found a lack of leadership focus on creating a vision for the hospital; an absence of a strategic plan; an organizational culture not focused on pursuing excellence and inadequate board oversight. We will map out a plan to ensure the Hospital remains accountable to its mission and to the Greater Newark Community.
Tell Congress: Stop the Shutdown & Fund the Government
Every day the government stays closed, the country suffers. National parks stay closed. Native Americans and immigrants are left struggling. Small business owners and homeowners are left without access to loans. Food safety inspections are delayed. Crime victims go without necessary services. And hundreds of thousands of dedicated public employees – many of whom are also AFT members –go without pay, forcing them to make preventable sacrifices to stay afloat. Tell Congress: Stop the Shutdown & Fund the Government!
Los Angeles Teachers On Strike
Teachers in LA have been on strike for a week now. The School Board has more than $2 billion in surplus funds but has been starving the public schools in favor of private charter school. For us this is the equivalent to the “for profit” investors taking over our community hospitals. HPAE stands in solidarity with LA teachers. Show your support by wearing RED, holding signs and posting pictures with the following hashtags: #UTLAstrong #HPAEisLA
New AFT Resources: Combating the Opioid Crisis
The opioid crisis is widespread, affecting our students, patients, communities, and even our own families. The American Federation of Teachers is offering an e-learning course, developed by the Harvard Medical School, to support AFT members and affiliates as they work to identify and advocate for proper prevention and treatment programs in the communities they serve.
Click here to learn more and get started.
Save the Date
January 30th, 6pm-8pm Community Forum on the Future of University Hospital
March 7, 9am in Trenton, NJ Safe Ratios Lobby Day
March 14, 9am in Trenton, HPAE Lobby Day to Protect Patient Safety and Public Healthcare
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