It's impossible to capture in a single post the extraordinary impact of what New York nurses were able to pull off yesterday.
We picketed thirteen hospital sites from Bronx to Brooklyn, representing 13,000 registered nurses.
Our message was clear: management needs to bargain in good faith to provide our community with the care our patients deserve.
Special thanks to our labor, community, and elected leaders who came out in solidarity, including: New York State AFL-CIO, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO several locals of CWA District 1, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), Hotel Trades Council, District Council 1707, AFSCME, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, New York Teamsters, New York Professional Nurses Union, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), OPEIU - Office and Professional Employees International Union, GABRIELA USA, Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition, Karines Reyes, Jumaane D. Williams, Brian Barnwell, Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus, Laurie Cumbo, Rory Lancman, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, Michael Blake, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, Thomas P. DiNapoli, Council Member Andrew Cohen, Council Member Francisco Moya, Eric Adams, Kirsten John Foy and several others that we inadvertently must have missed. Without our allies, this isn't possible.
We received coverage from virtually every local news outlet throughout the five boroughs. Check out a sample of the stories below.
Fox 5 New York: Nurses across NYC push for mandated staffing law
News 12 Bronx: Thousands of nurses protest hospital conditions
Spectrum News: Why Thousands of NYC Nurses are Picketing Wednesday
The linked document was presented to all Alliance Hospitals, although similar common demands are being presented at all NYC hospitals in negotiations.
Watch how NYSNA's Montefiore Bargaining Committee prepares to make contract presentations to management. We are placing patients first.
Watch and learn about NYP bargaining efforts from nurses and organizers.
Watch members from Mt. Sinai Hospital negotiate for a better contract.
Further updates by facility and date: