• Albany Whiteboard

    1199 SEIU announces new chief of staff for Gresham

    Debra Pucci, who most recently served as executive director of the 1199-SEIU- Greater New York Hospital Association Healthcare Education Project, has been appointed to serve as chief of staff to 1199 president George Gresham, the union announced. “Debra has been part o…

  • New Jersey Whiteboard

    Christie vetoes nursing home staffing ratio bill

    Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday pocket-vetoed a bill that would have established minimum staff-to-patient ratios for certified nursing assistants in nursing homes. The measure (S2878), which was sponsored by Democratic Sens. Brian Stack and Loretta Weinberg, would have…

  • New Jersey Whiteboard

    Nursing home staffing bill heads to governor’s desk

    A bill that would establish minimum staff-to-patient ratios for certified nursing assistants in nursing homes is headed to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk. The measure (A4636), which would require a ratio of one certified nursing assistant to every eight residents for the d…

  • New Jersey Whiteboard

    Christie vetoes nursing home staffing ratio bill

    Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday pocket-vetoed a bill that would have established minimum staff-to-patient ratios for certified nursing assistants in nursing homes. The measure (S2878), which was sponsored by Democratic Sens. Brian Stack and Loretta Weinberg, would have…

  • New Jersey Whiteboard

    Nursing home staffing bill heads to governor’s desk

    A bill that would establish minimum staff-to-patient ratios for certified nursing assistants in nursing homes is headed to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk. The measure (A4636), which would require a ratio of one certified nursing assistant to every eight residents for the d…

  • City Hall Whiteboard

    Finnegan to step down as 1199 political director

    Kevin Finnegan, the political director of powerful health care workers' union 1199 SEIU, is leaving his position, Crain's and Capital Tonight reported Tuesday. Finnegan, who has held the position since 2010, will be returning to his law firm Levy Ratner. A national sea…