Tag: PEF

No Way to Treat a Hero: L.I. Hospital Workers Rally for Hazard Pay
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No Way to Treat a Hero: L.I. Hospital Workers Rally for Hazard Pay

STONY BROOK, N.Y.—More than 250 workers at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island rallied in 90-degree heat July 22, demanding that the state university system give them $2,500 in hazardous-duty pay for working extra during the COVID-19 epidemic. “We have workers putting their lives on the line.” Carlos Speight, president of Civil Service Employees…

Exhausted ICU Staffers Expect to Be ‘Slammed’ With New COVID-19 Patients After Lockdown Ends
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Exhausted ICU Staffers Expect to Be ‘Slammed’ With New COVID-19 Patients After Lockdown Ends

New York, NY – A critical care nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital in Suffolk County says that she and her exhausted colleagues expect to be “slammed” with new COVID-19 patients immediately after the state begins to reemerge from lockdown in May or June.  PEF member Amy Pacholk, 41, closes her eyes and can’t help…