Labor Day Statement from HPAE President Debbie White, RN 

HPAE

On this Labor Day, New Jersey Healthcare Workers are Union Strong in Unprecedented Times.

Deep into the second year of this global pandemic, let’s take a moment to honor our healthcare workers, who continue to sacrifice and risk all—themselves and their families—to care for those most affected by the coronavirus. Because they don’t have the luxury of working from home, healthcare workers must put it all on the line for the benefit of everyone in society.

As we commemorate a day in honor of workers, we must remember to strengthen and promote laws that will bring dignity and fairness to the workplace. We must support legislation such as the Protecting the Right to Organize Act and the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, giving workers a stronger voice in their working conditions.

Healthcare workers deserve our respect and attention to their concerns and suggestions. We must protect them from violence and injury and make safety a priority as they continue in this life-saving work. So, listen to your Healthcare Workers: It can save lives.

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