TODAY: CWA, 1199 and NYSNA call on Governor to sign safe staffing legislation ahead of anticipated passage by NYS Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2021
Contact: Carl Ginsburg | carl.ginsburg@nysna.org | 917.405.1060
Kristi Barnes | kristi.barnes@nysna.org | 646-853-4489

New York - The Communications Workers of America District 1, 1199SEIU and the New York State Nurses Association will hold a press conference alongside lawmakers Tuesday, May 4 at 11:45 AM celebrating the anticipated passage of the hospital staffing committees bill (A108B/S1168A), and the standard minimum nursing home staffing levels bill (A7119/S6346) by the legislature and call on the Governor to sign the package into law. The event will come ahead of the legislature’s vote on the bills, and will feature union members sharing personal stories around the need for safe staffing in their workplaces.

RSVP here for the press conference.

Together, the bills would establish enforceable standards and frameworks for bringing minimum staffing standards to hospitals and nursing homes. The new requirements, once passed and signed into law, would bring much needed transparency and accountability and improve the quality of care and safety for patients.

Who: Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assembly member Aileen Gunther, Communications Workers of America District 1, 1199 SEIU, New York State Nurses Association
What: Virtual press conference on the passage of safe staffing legislation for hospitals and nursing homes
When/Where: Tuesday, May 4 at 11:45 AM. Click here to RSVP.

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The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) represents more than 42,000 members in New York State. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses. For more information, visit nysna.org.

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