Nurses have an integral role in the state health care system. Join with your fellow PEF members as well as CWA, NYSNA, and NYSUT as we gather at the Capitol in support of legislation to set Safe Staffing Ratios.
Staffing Ratios are necessary to ensure the safety of patients and nurses. As nurses you know that adequate staffing is key to quality patient care and nurse retention, while inadequate staffing endangers patients and drives nurses from their profession.
PEF, along with the above coalition of unions, will start the day at 8:30AM with a brief orientation for each participant; we will be in Meeting Room #5 on the Concourse Level of the Empire State Plaza (ESP). From there we will proceed to morning lobby appointments, or an action in the Capitol on the Million Dollar Staircase. The morning’s activities conclude with a noon luncheon for all Nurse Lobby Day participants in the ESP Convention Center with guest speakers and members of the State Legislature. Lobby appointments begin after 1:15pm, with bus departure by 3PM.
Join us by getting on a bus and letting your voices be heard in Albany!
PEF buses will make the following pick-ups:
Bus #1 Long Island/Creedmoor–
Bus will depart Stony Brook University Medical Center by 5:45AM, with a stop at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village at 6:30AM.
Bus #2 SUNY Downstate/Hudson Valley –
Bus will depart at 6:15AM and will make a stop at Thruway Exit # 18, New Paltz Park & Ride at 8AM.
Bus #3 Western NY – (**NEW**) Pick-up locations (tentative) depending on participant sign-up
• Buffalo – 4:45AM Thruway Exit # 49, Park & Ride (Depew)
• Rochester – 5:45AM Thruway Exit 44 Park & Ride (Canandaigua)
• Syracuse – 6:45AM Thruway Exit #39 Park & Ride (State Fairgrounds)
• Utica – 7:30AM Thruway Exit # 32 (Westmoreland)
Or call 1-800-342-4306 ext. 227 or 344