Capital Region RNs to Picket 3 Hospitals at Once

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 picket planned for Wed., Oct. 8 from 2 pm to 6:30 pm.

We've proposed important patient care protections like safe RN staffing and committees to give us a stronger voice in care delivery, but management doesn't want to hear about it if it doesn't boost their bottom lines. So we’re taking our message to the public with a picket at all three hospitals at the same time.

"Every nurse in the Capital Region is deeply committed to providing our patients with the best care possible. We're asking management to include key patient care protections, like safe RN staffing guidelines, that save lives and produce better health outcomes,” said Carol Ann Lemon, RNBC, central regional director of the NYSNA Board of Directors and a nurse at Ellis Hospital.

We’ve made proposals at our hospitals to improve and protect patient care, including:

  • Safe RN Staffing
  • A Community Voice in Care
  • Affordable Healthcare for Caregivers
  • Retirement With Dignity
  • Fair Wages
  • Union Protections for Patient Advocacy

"I became a nurse to advocate for patients. The day I stop doing that, is the day I stop being a nurse," said Marion Enright, a registered nurse at Nathan Littauer Hospital. We will be there, in front of each facility, on Oct. 8 to tell the public that Capital Region RNs are united for our patients and our practice!

See below for picket times and locations and plan to attend any (or all!) to add your support to the front lines!

Ellis Medicine - 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
1101 Nott Street, Schenectady (outside of the hospital garage entrance)

Nathan Littauer Hospital - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
99 East State Street, Gloversville (outside of the hospital entrance)

Bellevue Woman's Center - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2210 Troy-Schenectady Road, Schenectady (outside of the hospital entrance)

PS: Stay up-to-date with NYSNA events in the Capital Region by texting “Care4Us” to 877-877!