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Front-line Workers Must Prove They Contracted Coronavirus On The Job To Receive Workers’ Comp – Gotham Gazette

(Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office.) Infected front-line workers, from hospitals to groceries, are being asked to prove they contracted the coronavirus on the job in order to receive workers’ compensation and death benefits, according to the Gotham Gazette. Union leaders and elected officials told the outlet that New York state’s workers’ compensation law requires these essential employees Read More >>

New Study: Alarming Staffing Gaps For Registered Nurses at Nursing Homes Increases Potential for Neglect and Medication Errors for Residents

A new study has found that an astounding 75% of the nation’s nursing homes fall short on registered nurse (RN) staffing, making residents more vulnerable to neglectful and potentially harmful situations such as medication errors. According to McKnight’s Long Term Care News, researchers from Harvard and Vanderbilt medical schools examined payroll records from 15,399 skilled nursing facilities. Read More >>

Nurses Strike in New York: Threat Increases Over ‘Safe Staffing’ Levels – NYTimes, March 30

An article in the March 30, 2019, edition of The New York Times, by author, Patrick McGeehan, was entitled, "Nurses Strike in New York: Threat Increases Over ‘Safe Staffing’ Levels" . In the article, McGeehan described that: "At Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City, the 58 tiny beds for sick newborns are almost always filled. But nurses who work there say there are often too few of Read More >>