Press Release Archives

2021 Releases

May
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 NewYork-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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