In a story for the Daily Gazette, L.D. Davidson points to the diminishing power of the middle class and growing income inequality as the reasons workers need the protection of unions now more than ever. Nurses at Bellevue were being forced to take on 10 patients at once and endure unilateral changes from management with no voice in patient care. That’s why they voted to join NYSNA. Read more >>
We are making our NYSNA one strong, united voice for patient care and nursing practice. Join your fellow nurses at these upcoming Inter-Regional Meetings to find out how to get involved in our campaigns for quality patient care and good contracts. Contact your NYSNA delegate or rep today to let us know you’re coming to one of these important meetings! Read more >>
On New Year’s Day, NYSNA leaders attended the inaugurations of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate Tish James, and Comptroller Scott Stringer, all of whom we endorsed because of their commitment to strengthening and expanding our public hospital system and protecting vital community hospitals. NYSNA played a pivotal role in electing these progressive patient advocates and we look forward to working together to build a better New York for our patients, and to holding these newly elected leaders accountable. Read more >>
RNs at Bellevue Woman's Center voted overwhelmingly to join our union!
"I am so proud to become a NYSNA member," said Chris McCann, a nursery RN, when she announced the results at a victory party.
“This election is a great victory for nurses, our patients, and our entire community,” said Christine Walthers, Bellevue RN and a leader of the organizing drive. “We decided to join NYSNA after management started to make changes to how we care for our patients – without consulting us. Nurses and our patients need a voice in healthcare. NYSNA is that voice.” Read more >>