News Briefs: September 2014

NYSNA backs Bronx health

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (above, center), joined by NYSNA President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, left, and NYSNA Board Member Karine Raymond, RN, has been paying close attention to healthcare issues. Recently, NYSNA joined with other unions in partnership with the Borough President to support the Bronx Family Health Challenge (FHC). The FHC has been adopted by schools and youth programs to help students learn about healthy dietary habits, as well as the need for physical activity. All agreed that  labor participation in the Bronx is key to improving public health.

NYSNA Labor Day sings

This year’s Labor Day was a success, as a NYSNA float, replete with band, held its own. The parade, celebrated on September 6, covered 20 blocks on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. Chris Erikson, Business Manager of IBEW Local 3, was honored as Grand Marshal. The Parade Chair was Julie Kushner, Director of UAW, Region 9A. New York City continues its tradition of labor pride. 

RNs fight epilepsy

Capital District registered nurses took the “stroll” for epilepsy on September 7. The NYSNA team walk in Saratoga State Park was to raise funds and awareness for the epilepsy, which affects more than 45,000 adults and children in northeastern New York.

DiNapoli at West Indian Day

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli joined with NYSNA at the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn on September 1. There is a good reason he is smiling: NYSNA has endorsed DiNapoli for re-election.

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