Author: Michelle Donovan

AFT COVID-19 Response Priorities for Rural and Small-Town America

The AFT is committed to ensuring the health and safety of frontline providers, our members and our communities, and to buffering the economic impacts of this national emergency. As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, we will continue to advocate for solutions that benefit all of our members—including those who live in small towns and rural communities. …

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Summary of The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, H.R. 6800

STATE AND LOCAL RELIEF State fiscal relief: $500 billion in funding to assist state governments with the fiscal effects of the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus. Local fiscal relief: $375 billion in funding to assist local governments with the fiscal effects of the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus. Tribal and territorial …

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Nurses Express Concern over OB, Skilled Nursing Unit Closures at Ashtabula County Medical Center

Nurses say the closure poses risks for the community.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2020 Contact: Molly Homan, 614-746-9914, mhoman@ohnurses.org Anne Ransone, 614-975-0485, aransone@ohnurses.org ASHTABULA, Ohio – Nurses at Ashtabula County Medical Center are gravely concerned about the consequences that will result from the Medical Center’s decision to close the obstetrics birthing (OB) unit …

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Keep Kindness in Mind

By: Jessica Dzubak MSN, RN The Year of the Nurse has been an emotionally draining, physically exhausting, and socially challenging one thus far. There is no doubt that nurses have willingly stepped up to the plate and served their patients and communities in unimaginable circumstances. What was supposed to be a year of celebration has …

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Senator Rulli Carries Torch for the late Representative Manning, Sponsoring HB 144

Championed by Representative Don Manning, HB 144 would make Ohio the 19th state to prohibit nurse mandatory overtime.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org COLUMBUS COLUMBUS – Senator Michael Rulli is carrying on the passionate work of his good friend, Representative Don Manning, …

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