PEF nurses will unite with other union-represented nurses from the New York State Nurses Association, the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Communication Workers of America on Tuesday, May 21 in Albany for a rally and to lobby state legislators.
Thousands of nurses are expected to attend the rally which takes place at 11:30 a.m. at West Capitol Park.
The four unions have formed the New York Healthcare Workers Coalition to advocate for patients with a unified voice. It is working to enact two important bills this year that will improve the quality of care throughout the state. The bills are the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act, and the Safe Patient Handling Act.