Albany Common Council passes resolution call on Albany Med to negotiate fair contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2019
Contact: Richard Bamberger, rbamberger@kivvit.com, 917.662.8370

Common Council Resolution joins County Legislature Proclamation in calling on Albany Medical Center to negotiate a fair contract with proper safe staffing standards

ALBANY, NY – The Albany Common Council passed a resolution, and the Albany County Legislature passed a proclamation Monday night, calling on Albany Medical Center to negotiate a fair contract with proper safe staffing standards.

Both the resolution and the proclamation passed by an overwhelming majority.

Inadequate staffing is increasing patient wait times and impacting patient care. As upstate New York's only Level 1 Trauma Center, with nurses trained for this special facility, NYSNA AMC nurses are fighting for fair wages and benefits to attract and retain nurses to provide quality care for patients.

The ongoing contract negotiations come more than a year after a representation vote in April, 2018 where nurses approved by an overwhelming majority to join the New York State Nurses Association.

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