Tag: Safe Staffing

Capital Region NYSNA RNs from Nathan Littauer Hospital, Ellis Medicine, and Bellevue Woman's Center will rally simultaneously for a fair contract for patient care at a multi-facility informational

UPDATE: At 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, we ended our 24-hour strike at Terence Cardinal Cooke against unfair labor practices and for Safe Staffing.

NYSNA RNs at Terence Cardinal Cooke are raising the alarm about unsafe staffing and illegal employer practices at their facility. Please join us on Friday, August 15th to show solidarity and give support during our one-day strike.

NYSNA RNs at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (TCC) in East Harlem have fought for 8 months to improve staffing for our patients. ArchCare, the corporation that runs TCC under the auspices of the Archdiocese, has refused to bargain over any proposals that address staffing.

While ArchCare has refused to engage in bargaining about quality patient care and safe staffing, they have also broken the law – they have threatened to stop contributions to the Pension Fund and to the Benefit Fund, putting healthcare benefits and pensions at risk. They have refused to give relevant information about staffing and other issues during bargaining. And they have withheld RNs’ 2014 experience step increase. ArchCare has committed Unfair Labor Practices in an attempt to force RNs to give up our campaign for safe staffing.

Ninety nurses are on strike for safe staffing and against illegal employer practices at East Harlem's Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center.

On some nights, Peng He, an RN at Terence Cardinal Cooke Hospital, says only one RN is left to care for patients on the subacute unit. "How can one person cover dozens of bedside calls at once? Every night I worry about my patients."

Peng and 90 of her NYSNA brothers and sisters at TCC are preparing for a 24-hour strike to protest unsafe staffing levels and illegal employer activities. The strike is set to start at 7 a.m. this Friday, August 15.

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.

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.

Nurses at Montefiore's Weiler hospital have won a victory for Safe Staffing – and now 15 new RNs positions are on the fast track.

Before our campaign, patients and nurses in the Weiler Emergency Department faced inadequate staffing, overcrowding, delays in assessing and reassessing patients, and high turnover among RNs due to stressful working conditions.

Chanting “We Care for New York,” hundreds of NYSNA nurses and 1199SEIU caregivers picketed for respect at Brooklyn’s Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and East Harlem’s Terence Cardinal Cooke long-

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