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1199SEIU members and NYSNA RNs picketing together at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center. The lesson from 1199's contract victory: united we can win!

Congratulations are in order for the hardworking caregivers of 1199SEIU, who just settled a contract with the League of Voluntary Hospitals with no benefit takeaways, a significant wage increase, and a fairer process for nonunion workers to organize in outpatient hospital clinics.

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What would happen to our patients if they suddenly lost their access to water? That nightmare scenario is becoming reality in Detroit, where the anti-union governor has started shutting off the water for more than 100,000 Detroit people.

UPDATE from the campaign to stop Detroit water shutoffs: a judge has ordered a 15 day moratorium on shutoffs! We need to keep building our movement -- coast-to-coast -- to stop the attack on our patients and our communities. We're proud to stand with Michigan nurses to stop the shutoffs.

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Under the rule of an unelected Emergency Manager, the city has been systematically turning off taps for those who are behind on even the smallest water bills. Families are being separated as parents send their kids out of the city. These shut-offs could be the first step in privatizing the city’s public water services—a gift to the same Wall Street interests that threw Detroit into bankruptcy. For Detroiters, it’s a full-blown healthcare emergency.

Detroiters are speaking up against this outrage. And NYSNA nurses joined them last week at a massive rally. Read more >>

This spring, staffing at Presbyterian’s Children’s Hospital Emergency Department was getting just too low. We were struggling to make sure that our patients got the best possible care. We decided to do something about it – and we won staffing improvements!

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More than 100 nurses from the Capital Region came together on July 10 – and we voted unanimously to adopt NYSNA's Capital Region platform for Safe Staffing and Quality Care!

Nurses came together from union and nonunion facilities to set common priorities and a common strategy to protect caregivers, our patients, and our communities. Our platform calls for safe staffing, affordable healthcare for caregivers, fair wages that meet the state average, and protecting care in our communities. Read more >>

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