This week, CWAers, including nurses and supporters from upstate New York, joined a coalition of members of PEF, NYSNA, 1199, Senior Action, and NYSUT for a Health Care Workers Lobby Day at the State Capitol in Albany to urge elected officials to pass legislation to set safe staffing ratios.
Nurses across the state are currently being forced to take care of nine, ten, or even more patients at a time. When that happens, patient care suffers. In order to stop putting New York patients at risk, legislators should pass the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act (S.03330/A.01532).
CWAers from Local 1122, 1126, 1133, and 1168 (top) participated in a Health Care Workers Lobby Day in Albany.