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Safe patient handling now!
The Safe Patient Handling Act has been reintroduced with amendments and changes that were agreed to by the coalition of labor, patient advocates, health and safety and employers that are supporting the bill. The new number is S7735 (Maziarz) / A10715 (Gunther). The state AFL-CIO has set up a hotline to help you call your lawmaker. Please call (877) 255-9417 and please refer to those numbers when making calls and supporting the bill. Or you can go to NYSUT’s Action Center to send a fax. Click on Support Health Care Worker and Patient Safety.
We need as many calls as we can generate over the next two days, into the Assembly and Senate. Please encourage everyone to help, particularly in the Assembly as the bill needs to get through the committee process.