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Share stories about need for safe staffing in long-term care

The following Action Alert is from the AFL-CIO:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 13, 2023) — Right now we have the power to transform the state of our nursing homes in the United States. We know there is a direct connection between low nursing home staffing and higher rates of falls, rehospitalizations, missed care and mortality.

A federal standard for safe staffing could significantly improve the level of care for nursing home residents and families who rely on these services. It also would provide workers with much-needed and overdue protections and support.

Right now, corporations are doing everything they can to lobby the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) against releasing this critical rule. That’s why we need your help.

TAKE A STAND — We’re asking for all hands on deck to share your stories and testimonials and let the HHS know why nursing home staff and working families need safe staffing—now.

Are you a nursing home worker? Have you lived in a nursing home, or do you have a loved one who has? Or do you just want to improve the state of care in our country?

Take a few minutes of your time today and share your story.

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FIND OUT HOW TO JOIN TOGETHER with your co-workers to negotiate for better wages, benefits, and a voice at work. Or go ahead and contact a union organizer today!