Buffalo, NY – On Wednesday evening, members rallied in support of Governor Cuomo outside the WNED studios in Buffalo before attending the only Gubernatorial Debate to be held this election season either in person or through a live Debate Watch Party with elected officials, local union leaders, and community activists.
“When you have the job of taking care of a patient with a highly infectious disease, it’s scary,” Arjun Srinivasan, Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, told the more than 5,000 healthcare workers who gathered at New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center Oct. 21 for an Ebola Education Session presented by the GNYHA/1199 Healthcare Education Project and the Partnership for Quality Care.
NEW YORK, NY, October 21, 2014…Thousands of healthcare workers representing dozens of clinical and non-clinical positions attended an Ebola educational session at the Javits Center today that featured Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York City-area infection control experts who provided a comprehensive program on caring for potential Ebola patients in the safest manner possible, including a handson demonstration of wearing and removing personal protective equipment.
(Rochester) - Service workers at the University of Rochester (UR), including its Strong Memorial Hospital division strongly approved Thursday evening new three year labor contracts. The contracts continue fully paid employer paid health insurance, establishes a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour by 2017 for workers with five years of service, and grants a total of 7% in a series of wages increases for all covered employees.