Before she was a nurse, Christine Walthers was a professional actress on and off Broadway. So when she wrapped up a recent speech with her own rendition of "You Raise Me Up," she brought the assembled group of Capital District union members to their feet.
For our next lobby day, Tuesday, May 20, we’re joining with fellow healthcare unions from across the state, including PEF, CSEA, CWA and 1199SEIU, to lobby for safe staffing and against workplace violence.
On the periphery of NYC's Union Square this week, a meeting convened by Physicians for a National Health Program, dubbed "Labor and the ACA: Problems, Threats, and the Road Forward," filled the conference room with committed advocates of single payer – Read more >>
Nurses at Queens Hospital Center speak out to tell New Yorkers why our public hospital system is so important. HHC serves more than a million NYC residents.
HHC is our city’s healthcare lifeline. And our hospitals are powered by the care of NYSNA nurses. That was the message we brought to New Yorkers today at 10 speak-outs held across the city — at Bellevue, Harlem, Metropolitan, Queens, Elmhurst, Jacobi, North Central Bronx, Lincoln, Kings County, and Coney Island.
“Without HHC, more than a million New Yorkers would have nowhere to turn,” said Anne Bove, HHC and Mayorals Executive Council President, in an email to all NYSNA nurses in HHC. “At HHC, no patient is ever turned away – regardless of income, immigration status, or ability to pay. HHC is the country's largest and best public hospital system – and the care we give is the heart of HHC.”
“Over the last few decades, NYC has become the capital of inequality,” said Georgiana Chin, RN and NYSNA leader at Bellevue. “Except for us. We are the difference — the most significant bulwark against the inequality that’s come to define our city.” Read more >>