Tuesday, October 31, 2017
VA hospitals are struggling with staffing shortages, workers say
Dozens of New Yorkers rallied in Brooklyn last week as part of a national effort to get the federal Veterans Affairs Department to fully staff VA medical facilities.
Shortages are found in numerous job titles, from housekeepers to physicians and nurses, according to the American Federation of Government Employees, the union that represents many Veterans Affairs workers.
Some 49,000 positions in VA medical facilities nationally were unfilled in May, according to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.