NEW YORK NURSE: June/July 2012
Hundreds of HHC nurses took to the streets to tell our stories on June 20.
NYSNA members gathered outside every HHC hospital to talk to the press, let management know our concerns about safe staffing and working conditions for nurses, and to spread the word to patients and families and community members. Articles on the HHC “Day of Action” were featured in Crain’s Insider, Crain’s Health Pulse, as well as the NY Daily News. A feature report on the day’s events was broadcast on News12. Visit nysna.org for more photos.
NYSNA nurses filed grievances throughout HHC aimed at the worst staffed units. We are demanding that management take immediate action to address the staffing problems that we have raised. NYSNA members, together with our community allies, are the loudest, clearest voices in telling the true story of our hospitals — we do great things every day, despite the difficult conditions we often face.
We are now taking our story to the airwaves and newspapers for the second time this year in a new advertising blitz.
Radio ads advocating for our patients on 1010 WINS AM, WWRL 1600 AM and WPAT 930 AM (in Spanish)
Newspaper ads telling our story are in this and next week’s Amsterdam News
We have to keep the pressure on management at HHC and the City to fix our staffing problems and to get mandatory staffing ratios enacted into law. Short staffing hurts patient care and results in intolerable working conditions that only make the problem worse. Our fight for justice from Mike Bloomberg and HHC continues — stay in touch with your union representative for more information on ways to help make patient care better.