United We Heal

Haley Rogers, a mental health aide at a residential treatment facility in Oregon, was killed on the job earlier this month.

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride moderated

A flurry of advocacy by Chicago union members provided a final push for enactment of a “labor peace agreement” to protect human service workers from management retaliation.  

Something wasn’t adding up for Tyler Rioff and Jeff Heithmar, two wrongly terminated employees of McLean Hospital in Massachusetts who got justice through their union.

Across New Jersey, behavioral health workers are coming together to have a voice on the job for themselves, their clients and the very future of the state. We need to send a clear message that in support of addressing the inequities that are at the root of the industry’s staffing crisis, giving these workers a protected voice and increasing funding transparency so we can build a behavioral health system to be proud of.

The House of Representatives has introduced H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which will give the federal government the power to negotiate directly with prescription drug corporations for lower prices for all of us. Click here to call Congress and urge them to pass this legislation now.

Labor Peace is Here for New Jersey Behavioral Health Workers