Earlier this month, we brought you news of many healthcare stories, so this round will stay short and sweet.
Employee safety and pay remain high priorities for healthcare workers, understandably enough, although methods for achieving those goals remains a fraught subject:
- In California, a local SEIU chapter continues to push for a $20 hourly wage, a hefty ask given that this would be a $5 hourly boost;
- In Washington, the State Senate didn’t pass a safety bill that would have lowered the nurse-to-patient ratio due to disagreements on funding;
- Up in Washington, D.C., Biden devoted a few State of The Union lines to overhauling long-care facilities and nursing home conditions, although those changes realistically couldn’t arrive for several years down the line.