Win Strong RN Standards

NYSNA members have united and won contracts that set staffing ratios, quality care conditions, and professional pay and benefits.

Some employers want to cut those standards. We're building a statewide movement to defend the practice of nursing and make improvements where they're needed.  

Find out more about how you can join our movement!

 01-24 Update!

After a successful three-day strike, nurses at Mount Sinai and Montefiore have won and ratified historic contracts that include enforceable nurse-to-patient staffing ratios w

Hundreds of members gathered in New York City on Aug. 18 to rally, strategize, and kick off a contract campaign for approximately 30,000 NYSNA nurses in New York City and upstate who have union contracts expiring on Dec. 21, 2022 or in early 2023.

NYSNA nurses celebrated this November when the last of key contracts at Catholic Health Services of Long Island (CHS) were...

With the overwhelming ratification of a contract covering 1,500 NYSNA members at Westchester Medical Center (WMC) on January 4, our...

History was made by NYSNA members in the negotiations carried out and contracts won at private sector hospitals in all five boroughs. Multi-employer bargaining was a first for our union, bringing four LBUs representing 8,500 members to the same table, a show of unity and strength that management had not before witnessed.

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.”

We are Defending Strong RN Standards

From NYC's HHC system to Olean to Plattsburgh, NYSNA members have been uniting with patients to demand solid contracts that guarantee safe staffing. New Yorkers deserve appropriate nurse-patient ratios. Nurses at Olean used collective protests of assignment to call out administrators who have left dozens of positions unfilled.