District1199NM President responds to video released showing a Nurse being handcuffed for doing her job.
By now, we have all seen the video of the Salt Lake City Police Detective assaulting and handcuffing a nurse at a Salt Lake City Hospital. First, let me say that the nurse was doing her job; Protecting the patient! Nurses and other healthcare providers are assaulted on the job daily around the nation. It is time to put a stop to this behavior. No person should ever have to go to work expecting that they will be assaulted in one manner or another, yet, healthcare workers do so every day. Healthcare workers are routinely verbally and sometimes, physically assaulted while performing their duties.
New Mexico, like many states have laws on the books that make assaulting healthcare workers in the performance of their duties, a felony. It is time that those tasked with ensuring a safe workplace and law enforcement take the responsibility that is theirs’ to enforce the law; not sweep the incidents aside.
District1199NM will be requesting Hospital Policies from each of our represented entities so we can work to protect our members from being victims of assault while on the job.
District1199NM commends Nurse Wubbel’s for doing her duty and protecting her patient! That’s what nurses do.
Our President Lorie Maclver, District1199NM, met with AFSCME's National President Lee Saunders, at the AFSCME- New Mexico Convention this past weekend.
District1199NM is pleased to announce the following people have been elected to represent you at the National Convention.
Margie Cisneros – Holy Cross Hospital
Cleo Vigil – Los Alamos Medical Center
Lee Torres – Alta Vista Regional Hospital
Victor Martinez – University of New Mexico Hospital
Delma DeLora – Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
Jessica James – Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
Please take a moment to congratulate them!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lorie MacIver
Cell phone: 505.690.6932
District1199NM – National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees Responds to the Vote on the Healthcare Bill today.
Albuquerque, May 4th, 2017: District1199NM is deeply disappointed with the results of the vote today in the House of Representatives. We are especially disappointed in Congressman Steve Pearce who represents constituents from the Great State of New Mexico. This vote will slash care to thousands of New Mexicans and potentially cost thousands of healthcare jobs. This new healthcare plan should more aptly be named the Great American Hospice Plan. A healthcare plan that only helps you die, not be healthy. The time is now to defeat this disastrous bill in the Senate!
- Lorie MacIver, President, District1199NM, Phone: 505.690.6932
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