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More than 20 NYSNA leaders met with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli last week, as NYSNA raises its profile in Albany to benefit our 37,000 members.
Leaders from hospitals across the state attended the meeting: from the Big Apple’s HHC system to Oneida County, from the Bronx and Brooklyn to Westchester Medical Center.
This was NYSNA’s first meeting with DiNapoli, the sole trustee of several public pension funds, and his office audits all public entities such as Westchester and Erie County Medical Centers.
Nancy Kaleda, NYSNA’s Deputy Executive Director (Labor), thanked DiNapoli for his opposition to the Tier VI retirement legislation, and several workplace leaders raised other issues on NYSNA’s agenda, including the deteriorating patient care and workplace conditions at Westchester Medical Center.
“We appreciate the Comptroller’s meeting with our leaders,” Kaleda said. “We’ve strengthened our ties with him and look forward to continuing our work on issues that matter to nurses, our patients and communities.”
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.