The NYC Council Committee that makes decisions on home-rule messages - the State and Federal Committee - will meet one more time this session on Friday, June 15. We need a final push to urge them to make ‘physically taxing’ status a reality for RNs! Please act TODAY to impress upon our city representatives the importance of Home Rule Message SLR-37.
Please contact via phone, fax, and e-mail City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Maria Baez, chair of the State and Federal Legislation Committee.
Here's the message:
“My name is _____, and I am a registered nurse at (facility). I am calling because city nurses need the council to pass a Home Rule message, SLR-37, this week to designate nursing as a “physically taxing” occupation. The bill recognizes that city nurses work is of a physically taxing nature, rectifies a gender inequity that exists in the NYCERS pension plan, and is cost-neutral to the city. We thank you for your support last year and are respectfully asking for your help once again. Can we count on you? Thank you and have a good day.”
Councilmember Maria Baez
Chair of the State & Federal Legislation Committee
District Office phone: 718.584.6955
District Office fax: 718.584.5725
Legislative Affairs Office phone: 212.788.7074
Legislative Affairs Office fax: 212.788.8849
Council Speaker Christine Quinn
City Hall/Legislative Affairs Office: 212.788.7210
City Hall/Legislative Affairs Office fax: 212.788.7207
With more than 34,000 members, NYSNA is the oldest and largest state nurses’ association in the nation. It is an influential union for RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity. It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.