H+H Updates

NYSNA members held a day of action on March 2nd, the same day that the public sector contract expired for 9,000 H+H/Mayorals nurses, to speak out about the short-staffing crisis that puts public ho

Public sector healthcare professionals are the backbone of New York’s healthcare system. We care for ALL New Yorkers.

In New York City, there is a two-tier healthcare system. An important report shows that NYC’s Health+Hospitals/Mayorals (H+H) system provides the majority of under-financed medical care to the city’s uninsured, Medicaid, and Level One emergency trauma care patients. The public system is not adequately compensated for the care it provides—and that private hospitals avoid—such as mental healthcare. New York’s private hospitals make money at the public’s expense.

In September 2015, letters will be sent from New York State to all people on Medicaid about a new program called the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program.

I am excited to announce that nurses from New York City’s public hospitals and Mayoral agencies have voted 97.4% to ratify our contract with HHC.

It’s a new day for workers in this city. Our new contract will allow us to better support our families and care for our patients.

More than 8,000 NYSNA nurses at New York City’s public hospitals and Mayoral agencies have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with HHC. The settlement includes 19.41% in pay raises, retroactive pay, groundbreaking new funds to support HHC nurses in education and in caring for children or elderly relatives.

Every day New Yorkers know that they can receive the care they need at our public hospitals and agencies – because of the nurses and caregivers who dedicate our lives to carrying out the mission of HHC to care for all patients, regardless of income, or of immigration or insurance status.

Now, hardworking city nurses have reached tentative agreements for a fair union contract.