Wed 5/13: Hey, California’s nurses want us to add SB-893 to our ask list. It’s in committee with Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson tomorrow!

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Action – Worst “National Nurses Week” ever… Make it up to them by calling your CA state senators to approve BOTH AB 664 AND SB 893

Update 5/13/2020: The CA Nurse’s Association called us. Another good bill on “presumptive eligibilitySB-893 – “Worker’s Compensation: hospital employees” is coming up in the CA Senate’s Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement TOMORROW! Members include: our Hannah-Beth Jackson, Jerry Hill, Mike Morrell, Holly J. Mitchell and Richard Pan. We’re adding it to the action below.

This isn’t just the worst National Nurses Week ever, (May 6th-May 12th), it’s also the worst “National Nurses Month” and the worst “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” – calendar events to “expand opportunities to elevate and celebrate nursing.” Along with caring for patients, nurses are having to join protest lines to publicize their lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), to remind the public that medical personnel are endangered, and to keep protestors from blocking ambulance access. Nationwide, more than 9,000 healthcare workers have comfirmed positive for COVID-19 with over 80 deaths. In CA there are over 3,155 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases of nurses and health care workers, and four fatalities.

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Mon 5/11: Worst “National Nurses Week” ever… Make it up to them by calling your CA state senators to approve AB 664.

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Action – Want to really “celebrate nursing?” Call your legislators and tell them “YES” on AB 664. 

This isn’t just the worst National Nurses Week ever, (May 6th-May 12th), it’s also the worst “National Nurses Month” and the worst “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” – calendar events to “expand opportunities to elevate and celebrate nursing.” Along with caring for patients, nurses are having to join protest lines to publicize their lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), to remind the public that medical personnel are endangered, and to keep protestors from blocking ambulance access. Nationwide, more than 9,000 healthcare workers have comfirmed positive for COVID-19 with over 80 deaths. In CA there are over 3,155 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases of nurses and health care workers, and four fatalities.

Last Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that presumes front line workers who contracted COVID-19 were infected on the job (Yes, unbelievably, hospitals assume otherwise) and are therefore entitled to workers’ compensation. Although this order covers more workers than similar ones in other states, it requires a positive diagnoses when testing is still are to get and lasts for just 2 months. Continue reading “Mon 5/11: Worst “National Nurses Week” ever… Make it up to them by calling your CA state senators to approve AB 664.”