April 19, 2013, paaflcio.org
On Monday, over 100 members of PASNAP and allies held a rally and press conference in support of legislation improving patient care for everyone in Pennsylvania. State Senator Daylin Leach and State Rep. Phyllis Mundy, the prime sponsors of SB 637 and HB 923, said their bills ensure the safety of patients and medical staff by ensuring safe staffing levels. They also support expansion of Medicaid to provide health care coverage to over 500,000 uninsured working Pennsylvanians. President Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Snyder also attended the press conference in support of the much needed bills. President Bloomingdale said that this is not about wages but about both patient safety and a healthy working environment for medical staff which is just as important as good wages and benefits.