Safe Staffing

Our safe staffing rallies are making headlines!

Fox 5 video crews visited our rallies today in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.

There's a staffing crisis in many New York hospitals. And on Thursday, April 16, we're holding rallies for safe staffing at more than a dozen NYC hospitals. 

NY Methodist nurses have filed more than 3,000 protest of assignment for safety concerns and unsafe staffing levels this year. On Monday, hundreds of us took our fight for Safe Staffing to the streets of Park Slope for an informational picket outside the hospital.

Methodist RNs are insisting on enforceable and safe staffing levels, in a signed agreement with management. “We give 100% toward maintaining the safest environment for our patients. Our patients deserve better, and we call on Methodist to have a real discussion on safe staffing that addresses the level of care our patients need and deserve,” said Maria Arizmendi, an RN and elected leader of NYSNA at Methodist.

This year, an independent arbitrator sided with nurses and said NY Methodist violated minimum staffing levels in the NYSNA union contract.