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Katy Peterson, RN, a beloved member of our NYSNA family, died tragically in an automobile accident yesterday. Katy was a devoted and talented Med/Surg nurse at Nathan Littauer Hospital and an inspiring union leader. She will be deeply missed by her fellow nurses and by her patients.

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More than 8,000 NYSNA nurses at New York City’s public hospitals and Mayoral agencies have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with HHC. The settlement includes 19.41% in pay raises, retroactive pay, groundbreaking new funds to support HHC nurses in education and in caring for children or elderly relatives.

Every day New Yorkers know that they can receive the care they need at our public hospitals and agencies – because of the nurses and caregivers who dedicate our lives to carrying out the mission of HHC to care for all patients, regardless of income, or of immigration or insurance status.

Now, hardworking city nurses have reached tentative agreements for a fair union contract. Read more >>

Fe Condeno Lontoc, RN (left), pickets in East Harlem: “We need to protect NYC’s caregivers.”

Chanting “We Care for New York,” hundreds of NYSNA nurses and 1199SEIU caregivers picketed for respect at Brooklyn’s Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and East Harlem’s Terence Cardinal Cooke long-term care facility on Wednesday.

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A little rain didn't stop NYSNA RNs from turning out to talk to our Oneonta community about Safe Staffing. Our message: we’re spread too thin at A.O. Fox Hospital. We’re calling on hospital management to commit in writing to a plan to improve staffing and reduce nurse turnover and burnout. NYSNA is our voice to speak out and improve patient care. Read more >>

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