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NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN RETIREE NURSES TO RALLY OUTSIDE MANHATTAN APARTMENT OF CEO STEVE CORWIN DEMANDING EXECS HONOR AGREED-UPON HEALTHCARE BENEFITS
Speak-out and Media Availabilities at 11:30 AM with Retiree Nurses
With Enrollment Deadline Looming, Retirees Call on Corwin to Respect Retirees and Stop Doubling Healthcare Costs
New York, NY—Retiree nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will gather outside CEO Dr. Steven Corwin’s Manhattan apartment on Thursday, Feb. 2. to demand NewYork-Presbyterian leadership stop attempts to double healthcare rates for retirees and violate the new contract. Nurses will demand hospital administrators honor the healthcare premium rates that were confirmed before and after a new contract was ratified.
WHAT: Nurses rally outside CEO Dr. Steven Crowin’s home to defend retiree healthcare and demand administrators honor agreed-upon healthcare benefits
WHERE: 1 East End Ave, Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m.
The rally comes days after retirees held a three-day protest in the lobby of NewYork-Presbyterian. Earlier this week, NYSNA launched an email campaign, generating hundreds of letters to Dr. Corwin and the Board of Directors demanding they reverse course and respect retirees.
The reimbursement cost was negotiated in the contract so that individual retirees over 60 years of age with more than 20 years of experience would have premium-free healthcare coverage until they reach Medicare-eligible age. Many of these retired nurses have ended their nursing careers after saving lives during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some are sick with long-term health issues, including long COVID and musculoskeletal injuries.
“I knew Dr. Corwin as he was rising through the ranks,” said retired NewYork-Presbyterian nurse Georgia Savery Stevens. “The nurses that helped guide and teach him throughout his career are now retirees. He now has the power to honor our contract and ensure we’re getting the healthcare benefits we earned.”
Retirees’ actions and advocacy have pushed NewYork-Presbyterian management to move the healthcare enrollment date from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. However, executives have still failed to honor the rate that was agreed upon in the latest contract. Retirees and supporters are rallying to demand NewYork-Presbyterian management stop violating the new contract, course correct, and provide the quality healthcare that the retirees and their families deserve—and that the parties agreed on.
The New York State Nurses Association represents more than 42,000 members in New York State. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses. NYSNA is an affiliate of National Nurses United, AFL-CIO, the country's largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses, with more than 225,000 members nationwide.
For more information, visit nysna.org.