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.
More than 8,000 NYSNA nurses at New York City’s public hospitals and Mayoral agencies have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with HHC. The settlement includes 19.41% in pay raises, retroactive pay, groundbreaking new funds to support HHC nurses in education and in caring for children or elderly relatives.
Every day New Yorkers know that they can receive the care they need at our public hospitals and agencies – because of the nurses and caregivers who dedicate our lives to carrying out the mission of HHC to care for all patients, regardless of income, or of immigration or insurance status.
Now, hardworking city nurses have reached tentative agreements for a fair union contract.
A little rain didn't stop NYSNA RNs from turning out to talk to our Oneonta community about Safe Staffing. Our message: we’re spread too thin at A.O. Fox Hospital. We’re calling on hospital management to commit in writing to a plan to improve staffing and reduce nurse turnover and burnout. NYSNA is our voice to speak out and improve patient care.
Myrna Balbuena, a NYSNA RN at Shore Medical Center, won The Press of Atlantic City’s “Salute to Nurses” contest earlier this month.
Called “a modern day Florence Nightingale,” and “the epitome of nursing,” by her co-worker, Dorothy Rudert, who submitted the nomination, Balbuena has a reputation for going above and beyond for her patients, and jumping to volunteer for others in times of need – not only at work, but in the rest of her time as well.
Save the Date: NYSNA nurses have made it our mission to care for all New Yorkers. Join us for two packed days of solidarity, education, advocacy, and fun — the 2014 NYSNA Biennial Conference, September 16 and 17 at New York’s Javits Center.