What Is A Union?

NYSNA is an organization of nurses using our collective power to have a real say in our working conditions and patient care. We are New York's largest union and professional association for registered nurses – 42,000 nurses united to win safe staffing, stop hospital closures, defend professional wages and benefits, and fight for a just healthcare system that cares for all New Yorkers.  

These Putnam Hospital nurses just formed a union with NYSNA. Sign up today to join them and thousands of other nurses across the state!

“Our contract helps us protects nurses and protects our patients. Negotiations are about to start again, and I know that working together we can continue to protect what matters to us.”

- Allyson Selby, RN, New York Methodist

“By speaking out with one voice for patient care, our union promotes good practice and creates a safe and professional workplace.”

- Lisa Marie Scaccia, RN, Staten Island University Hospital

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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.”