NUHW helping pass safe nurse staffing initiative in Massachusetts

NewsJuly 30, 2018

As part of our alliance with the Massachusetts Nurses Association, NUHW members made a video to help pass an initiative to mandate safe staffing levels for nurses just like what we have in California.

Hospital executives are using the same scare tactics to try to defeat the measure on the November ballot as they did in their failed attempt to defeat legislation that mandated safe nurse-to-patient ratios in California.

In the video, NUHW members debunk the hospital industry’s false claims that safe staffing limits would result in non-nurses losing their jobs or hospitals going out of business. Hospitals remained profitable here in California and patient care improved.

The video will be shown broadly in Massachusetts leading up to the election.