PEF calls for long overdue changes to nursing pay, mandated overtime laws

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ALBANY, NY (05/05/2022) (readMedia)-- New York State nurses put everything on the line during the height of the COVID pandemic, despite short staffing, inadequate personal protective equipment, overtime mandates and compensation markedly less than agency nurses working alongside them.

The Public Employees Federation, which represents more than 8,000 nurses across the state, will hold a Nurses Day of Action to demand the state restructure nursing titles, equalize pay grades, and pass legislation to limit mandated overtime.


PEF nurses, PEF President Wayne Spence, and political leaders will speak


Press conference detailing the needs of nurses across the state, including fair compensation and limits to the amount of overtime that can be mandated.

WHEN: Tuesday May 10, 2022 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: West Capitol Park
Not the side with the statue of Gen. Sheridan on a horse
Albany, New York

TV crews, please bring a mic stand if you want sound from the event. We will have a portable lectern, but no mult.