WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in honor of National Nurses Week:
National Nurses Week is a time to recognize the outstanding work that nurses perform in healthcare settings throughout the world. The American Federation of Government Employees is honored to represent thousands of federal nurses in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and the Bureau of Prisons. As a former registered nurse with the VA, I have seen firsthand the dedication and commitment to their jobs that federal nurses display. They care for our nation’s heroes and ensure that all patients receive the highest quality of care – often in difficult or even dangerous environments. Nurses worldwide deserve our gratitude and appreciation, not just during National Nurses Week but every day of the year.