WI AFL-CIO: CNAs deserve higher pay, not less training

The Wisconsin Assembly recently passed Assembly Bill 76, a reckless and dangerous bill to lower training hours required for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). The proposal to cut CNA training hours in half now heads to the Senate with Senate Bill 103.

The Senate Committee On Health & Human Services has scheduled a hearing on Senate Bill 103 on Thursday, June 6, at 9:30 am in room 411-S.
CNAs are some of the lowest paid healthcare workers. They do essential work providing bedside care to patients and gathering vital information necessary for nurses and physicians.

Contact your state senator today and urge them to protect patient care by voting NO on Assembly Bill 76 and its companion bill Senate Bill 103.

CNAs should not be put in vulnerable situations, nor should patients, by starting a first day with nearly half of the current training standards.

Lowering training hours is the wrong prescription to address a worker shortage.

Improving pay and working conditions will help retain current CNAs and recruit new employees. The important jobs CNAs do should be valued at a higher rate by making improvements in pay, working conditions, and safe staffing.

Speak out for patient care. Speak out for safe CNA training standards. Speak out against Senate Bill 103.

Now is the time to contact your state senator and tell them not to cut CNA training hours in half.

In Solidarity,

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President

Dennis Delie, Secretary-Treasurer

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