Thanks to the hard work of CWAers from Locals 1168 and 1133 and allies making calls, lobbying, and door-knocking, the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act passed the New York State Assembly on Wednesday. The bill now goes to the State Senate.
With hospitals forcing nurses to take on as many as 12 patients at once, patient care is suffering. A patient's chances of death increases 7% for each additional patient a nurse must care for at one time. The life-saving safe staffing bill sets limits for how many patients a nurse can care for at once.
After the Assembly vote, nurses delivered more than 30,000 petition signatures to the State Senate to urge them to pass the safe staffing bill before the end of their legislative session on June 16.
CWAers from Locals 1168 and 1133 and allies delivered more than 30,000 petition signatures to the New York State Senate, urging the, to pass the safe staffing bill.