Last week, NYNSA kicked off negotiations with NYC for our Health + Hospitals/Mayorals contract. Members are united in winning a fair contract that protects nurses and our public healthcare system. NYSNA nurses and negotiators are prepared to talk about the financial benefits of safe staffing, as well as nurse retention, workplace violence and issues of equity. We know that there is a predatory relationship between the private sector and public sector hospitals and that inequality causes healthcare disparities for New Yorkers. Together, we can win for nurses and patients!
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It's time for a contract in NYC Health + Hospitals! These nurses fight hard to protect our public health system and to care for ALL New Yorkers, so we are letting the community know.
Yesterday, we came out en masse at Lincoln and Woodhull hospitals to rally for #healthcarejustice for the other New York. Stay tuned for future H+H rallies coming soon! Click here for a slideshow.
Wednesday was the day for NYSNA nurses to "speak out" for a fair contract at NYC Health + Hospitals. Joining nurses from all over the city was a broad coalition of community and elected leaders who made it clear that we need #healthcarejustice for the #otherNewYork.
Just a sampling of our allies standing up for NYSNA nurses were: NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer - NYC Public Advocate, Jumaane D. Williams - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr..- Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams - Manhattan Deputy Borough President, Aldrin Bonilla - NYC Council Member Mark Levine, Chair Council Health Committee - Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Chair, Council Hospitals Committee - Council Member I. Daneek Miller, Chair, Council Labor Committee, Co-Chair Black, Latino, Asian Caucus - Vinny Alvarez, President, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Barbara Edmonds, District Council 37, AFSCME, Kevin Collins, Doctors Council, SEIU, Afua Atta-Mensah, Community Voices Heard - Anthony Feliciano, Commission on the Public's Health System (CPHS) - Michael Feinberg, Labor Religion Coalition of New York State - Max Hadler, The New York Immigration Coalition.
We thank them all!