Stand with the Nurses who care for New York
Nurses in New York City’s public hospitals care for more than a million New Yorkers each year, no matter who they are or their ability to pay. Every day, we care for the city’s most vulnerable, and advocate for the primary objective of a public hospital — healthcare for ALL.
Yet the City's public hospital system is in crisis. Units are severely understaffed, and RNs are overworked and underpaid, making it harder to recruit and retain nurses. Unfortunately, it is the patients who ultimately suffer, when a bedside caregiver isn’t available when they need them.
“The veteran nurses tell me they have never seen staffing this bad. When newer nurses are distraught, I try to reassure them it will get better, but I wonder if the City and H+H will put in the resources to actually make it better?”
— Alizia McMyers, RN, Accountable Care Manager and Membership Chair, Harlem Hospital Center
Public hospital nurses across the city are sounding the alarm, standing up for our patients, our profession and our communities. At rallies and press conferences, forums and city council hearings, we are speaking out for a fair contract that includes safe staffing ratios, and protects both patients and nurses.
Every patient deserves the full attention of a nurse. And every nurse deserves to be able to take care of their families, the way they care for yours.