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Take Action NOW!

Take Action Now and help us support legislation that benefits nurses, like Safe Staffing. All actions on this page require only a few minutes of your time and will go a long way toward helping us move bills through the legislature.

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Urge Your Legislators to Support the “Patient Protection and Safe Staffing Act”

 

CLICK HERE TO SEND A LETTER TO YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS

 

As health care facility staffing becomes the #1 reason why workers are going on strike at hospitals throughout the country, it is plain to see that worker dissatisfaction in the industry, combined with plummeting nurse retention, has resulted in a crisis situation for patients and healthcare providers alike.

 

The hard truth is that this issue desperately needs to be addressed by our elected officials, because other stakeholders are failing to confront the crisis head on with the resources needed. The band-aid solutions that have been put forth to date are unsustainable and will do little to stabilize the nursing and other health care professional workforce in any tangible way.

 

Please take a moment RIGHT NOW to send a pre-written e-mail to your three state legislators asking them to become co-sponsors of this important legislation.

 

Click here to read a recent op-ed on the issue printed in the USA TODAY network.

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Fill out the NJ Safe Staffing Survey

How is staffing on your unit?

 

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY 

 

The New Jersey Safe Staffing Bill (S2700/A3683)

  • Mandates staffing ratios (created by unions representing nurses)

  • Enforcement mechanism for the DOH to investigate hospitals/facilities that do not adhere to state-mandated ratios

  • Hospitals/facilities will be fined for not following ratio guidelines and will be required to contribute to the Patient Protection and Staffing Fund

  • Money in the fund shall be dedicated and used only for the purposes of increasing the number of inspectors employed by the Department of Health to enforce the provisions of this act; advancing nursing recruitment and retentions programs; supporting student loan forgiveness for nursing students; and increasing pay for nursing teaching staff

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CWA National Member Survey

As CWA members, we fight to make our workplaces and communities better every day. Let CWA know what issues are most important to you! Taking this survey will ensure you are on the list to receive important email and text updates in the future.
 

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY 

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