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2021 Releases

October
18 Nurses Push Back on Closing of Psychiatric Unit at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center; Say Promises Broken
September
29 Patient Care Crisis: Not Enough RNs to do the Job at NY-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
23 NYSNA Decries Treatment of Haitian Asylum Seekers
22 “Picket For Patient Care” Planned Outside CVPH
20 NYSNA Applauds Gov. Kathy Hochul for Taking Steps to Improve Conditions at Rikers Island
17 New York State Nurses Association Applauds Efforts to Reimburse Public Hospitals for COVID-19
10 Statement of the New York State Nurses Association on the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Tragedy
7 NYSNA applauds designation of COVID-19 as an Airborne Infectious Disease under New York State’s HERO Act
August
24 New York’s Largest Nurses Union Throws Support Behind Kathy Hochul
17 **MEDIA ADVISORY**: SIUH/Northwell Nurses say Unsafe Staffing persists across the Facility
16 New York State Nurses Association responds to Announcement of a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers
16 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 16**: Violence at a peak at health facilities inside Rikers: Rally & Press Conference Advocating for Health, Safety & Patient Care
11 NYS Nurses Association calls for urgent attention to ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the wake of Governor Cuomo’s resignation
7 Frontline Healthcare Workers to join Brooklyn Bridge March to Remember on COVID Day of Action and Awareness
6 NYSNA Statement: On the Passing of AFL_CIO President Richard Trumka
6 NYSNA Statement: On Attorney General James’ report into sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo
2 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 28**: An Urgent Call to Action at Elmhurst Hospital/Mount Sinai in Queens
July
21 Statement of the NYS Nurses Association on Mandatory Vaccination
20 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 21**: New York and Vermont healthcare professionals unite to advocate for safe, quality patient care at all UVM healthcare facilities
16 NYS Nurses Association announces the election of Nancy Hagans, RN, CCRN as President
9 Victory for Nurse health and safety: OSHA cites Montefiore New Rochelle for several safety violations
7 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY, JULY 7**: HealthAlliance Hudson Valley healthcare workers speak out against latest staffing cuts that put patient safety at risk
1 Victory: Albany Med Nurses Win Landmark First Contract
June
30 Albany Med Nurses to vote on first contract
24 NYSNA Statement: On OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard
18 Victory for Hospital Patients, Nursing Home Residents, Nurses and Healthcare Workers!
8 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY, JUNE 8:** Olean Nurses speak out for Safe Staffing amid critical nurse shortage that is putting Patient safety at risk
3 New York State Nurses Association announces ranked-choice endorsement of Maya Wiley and Eric Adams for Mayor of the City of New York
May
20 Statement: Response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s revised Mask Guidance for Vaccinated Persons
19 MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TOMORROW, MAY 20: CVPH Healthcare Workers speak out for safe staffing amid hospital restructure that is putting patient safety at risk
4 New York State Nurses Association applauds the passage of Safe Staffing bills in the New York State legislature
4 TODAY: CWA, 1199 and NYSNA call on Governor to sign safe staffing legislation ahead of anticipated passage by NYS Legislature
1 ALBANY-AREA LABOR FAMILIES TO HOLD A COMMUNITY SPEAK OUT ON MAY DAY FOR A FAIR CONTRACT AT ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER
April
28 NYCOSH: New Report Estimates 250,000 NYS Workers Got COVID-19 on the Job; Only 21,000 Applied for Workers’ Compensation
26 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TOMORROW, TUESDAY APRIL 27, 8:30AM**: New York State Nurses Association demands immediate action after Albany Medical Center proposes further cuts to staffing
23 Labor Unions applaud introduction of Safe Staffing legislation
15 Not Enough Nurses to do the job at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center: Understaffing in Critical Care Units poses risk to patient and nurse safety
14 New York State Nurses Association: During COVID, Putnam Hospital moves ahead with damaging layoffs
9 Nurses of the New York State Nurses Association see Wins for Patients in the FY22 NY State Budget
8 Ellis Hospital Nurses: Understaffing in Critical Care Units poses risk to Patient and Nurse Safety
March
31 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TOMORROW, APRIL 1**: COVID One Year Later: Honor the Fallen, Care for New York
28 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY AT NOON** - One Year Later: Tribute to Nurse Freda Ocran at Jacobi Medical Center
18 Statement of New York State Nurses Association in support of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders and against the racist terror aimed at them
16 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY, MARCH 16**: On the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdown of NYC - Nurses demand Albany lawmakers pass safe staffing law to protect patients across New York
12 Patient Advocates Speak Out for Equitable Healthcare in Westchester
11 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TOMORROW**: New Report Examines Hospital’s role in reinforcing Racial Healthcare Disparities
10 Over 700 official complaints filed by nurses about understaffing at Olean General Hospital in the last two years
4 Major new study projects thousands of lives could be saved with Safe Staffing at New York Hospitals
1 New York State Nurses Association announces the unanimous passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act by the NYS Assembly Codes Committee
February
26 “Lives would have been saved...” testifies top nurse staffing expert at Health Committee hearing
24 New York State Nurses Association announces over 26,000 official complaints were filed by nurses about not enough staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes during the last two years
23 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TOMORROW**: Nurses and Community Leaders call for the passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act during a Speak Out at Erie County Medical Center
23 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY**: Nurses, Community Leaders and Elected Officials call for the passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act during a Speak Out at St. Charles Hospital
22 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TOMORROW**: Nurses, Community Leaders and Elected Officials call for the passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care act during a Speak Out at NY-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
22 Nurse Speak Outs Across the State
17 Westchester and Bronx Nurses say safe staffing standard needed for safe, equitable healthcare
16 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TOMORROW**: New Rochelle and Area Nurses, Doctors, Community and Elected Leaders speak out for Safe Staffing
16 New York State Department of Health orders emergency measures inside Albany Medical Center’s oncology unit after COVID infects dozens of patients and staff
11 New York State Nurses Association commends the Sullivan County legislature on its decision to hire a new management company for the Care Center at Sunset Lake
2 Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act passes out of Health Committee
1 In wake of scathing report by AG, momentum builds for Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act
January
28 Statement: NYSNA Nurses on New York State Attorney General Report on COVID Nursing Home Deaths
27 #LaborStrong2021 Coalition Representing 362,000 Essential Workers Endorses 31 Candidates for NY City Council
26 **MEDIA ADVISORY**: #LaborStrong2021 Coalition Representing 362,000 Essential Workers to Make Endorsements in 31 NY City Council Races

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