On behalf of our 37,000 members, NYSNA extends our sincere condolences to the families of Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos and the members of the New York City Police Department.

NY Methodist nurses have filed more than 3,000 protest of assignment for safety concerns and unsafe staffing levels this year. On Monday, hundreds of us took our fight for Safe Staffing to the streets of Park Slope for an informational picket outside the hospital.

Methodist RNs are insisting on enforceable and safe staffing levels, in a signed agreement with management. “We give 100% toward maintaining the safest environment for our patients. Our patients deserve better, and we call on Methodist to have a real discussion on safe staffing that addresses the level of care our patients need and deserve,” said Maria Arizmendi, an RN and elected leader of NYSNA at Methodist.

This year, an independent arbitrator sided with nurses and said NY Methodist violated minimum staffing levels in the NYSNA union contract.