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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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Ohio Nurses Disappointed with Hospitals Refusing to Release Numbers, Talk Safety Concerns

Hospitals should follow the lead of nursing homes and release COVID-19 numbers.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org COLUMBUS, Ohio – The ONA is extremely disappointed with hospitals, such as the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, …

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Ohio Nurses Applaud Proactive Measures Taken by State While Also Urging Employers to Utilize Experienced Nurses

The governor signed a bill allowing temporary licensure of recent nursing graduates.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org COLUMBUS – The Ohio Nurses Association cites the granting of temporary licensure of new nursing graduates as a necessary proactive measure for when Ohio’s healthcare …

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Ohio Nurses Applaud Actions taken by the State Intervening actions are necessary as to not overburden the healthcare system.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2020 Molly Homan, Director of Communications Ohio Nurses Association 614-746-9914 | mhoman@ohnurses.org   COLUMBUS – The Ohio Nurses Association supports the proactive steps taken by Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “Nurse staffing issues plague our healthcare system under normal circumstances. There …

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Ohio Nurses Celebrate Passage of House Bill 144 from House

Bill addresses safe patient care, would make Ohio 19th state to outlaw mandatory overtime for nurses COLUMBUS – – Ohio nurses applaud the passage House Bill 144, sponsored by Representative Don Manning (R-New Middletown), from the Ohio’s House of Representatives. House Bill 144 aims to make Ohio the 19th state to outlaw nurse mandatory overtime – a potentially dangerous practice …

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Arbitration Victory at Ashtabula County Medical Center! Weekends No Longer “Blacked Out” for Vacations for ED RNs!

In the spring of 2018, some of the Emergency Department RNs at ACMC were surprised to learn their vacation requests were denied because their time off requests overlapped their “weekend to work.” The nurses requesting vacation time off spoke with their immediate supervisor who assured them their vacation requests would be “worked out.” The supervisor …

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