RNs - New York

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Victory! 93%! NYPNU Affiliates with NENA/NNU/AFL-CIO!

In an overwhelming display of solidarity, NYPNU members have voted by a 93% majority to affiliate with NENA/NNU/AFL-CIO. Maureen McCarthy, RN & Sheree-Ann Dyer-Dobbins, RN, New York Professional Nurses Union, April 6, 2012 Affiliating with NENA/NNU/AFL-CIO unites us with over 170,000 RNs in the most powerful professional nursing organization in the nation. Together, there is no limit to what we can achieve for our Patients, Practice and Profession. Congratulations to all of us on this historic achievement. As RNs for RNs, we’re in the best position to prepare for our upcoming contract negotiations, and to make sure that direct-care RNs control ... Victory!

New nurses contract ratified at BCH and JBR

Lizz Schumer, Metrowny.com, April 5, 2012 Members of the New York State Nurses Association working at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home ratified a new three-year contract agreement with the management of those institutions on March 22. This labor accord improves wages, adds differential pay for nurses who hold bachelor’s degrees and national certifications and calls for regular meetings between labor and management representatives. Union nurses also conceded to suspend current benefit levels to help the hospital contain costs and gain financial strength. ... New

Remembering Dr. King’s legacy - video

New York State Nurses Association, April 4, 2012 This week our union honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated 44 years ago on April 4, 1968. King was in Memphis to march with striking sanitation workers as part of his Poor People's Campaign. In his final speech on April 3, King reminded the sanitation workers, and all working people: “When people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.” ... Remembering

Statement on Northern Westchester case does not address assault on nurses

New York State Nurses Association, April 4, 2012 Latham – Anyone who assaults a nurse should face the full penalty of the law - no matter what their status. But now an attorney for the Kennedy family is trying to shift blame on the very people who were following hospital policy about newborn safety. Hospitals, and their staff, are accountable for the safety and well-being of patients under their care. Unfortunately, the fine nurses at Northern Westchester Hospital are being called into question for simply doing their job and following hospital policy. ... Statement

Lawyer: NY finds no child abuse by Douglas Kennedy

Associated Press, April 4, 2012

White Plains - A state investigation has found no evidence of child abuse by a Kennedy heir who tried to take his newborn son from a maternity ward, a family lawyer said Wednesday.

Attorney Robert Gottlieb said Douglas Kennedy, son of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, received a letter from New York's child protection agency declaring that a report of child abuse had been determined to be unfounded.

At Westchester Medical Center, executives get raises, others lose jobs

Cathey O’Donnell & Theresa Juva, Journal News, April 1, 2012 Westchester Medical Center gave raises to some high-ranking employees and increased its administrative payroll even as the hospital cut the number of top executives and resorted to layoffs amid an ongoing budget crisis. A Journal News analysis of salary data, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, revealed that 20 hospital administrators received increases in their total compensation for 2010, including one employee whose pay package jumped 18 percent. ... At

Chaffee and Richmond nurses approve new contract

New York State Nurses Association, March 27, 2012 Springville – Registered professional nurses at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home – members of New York State Nurses Association – have ratified a new three-year agreement. The new labor accord, approved on March 22, improves wages, adds differential pay for nurses holding bachelor’s degrees and national certifications, and calls for regular labor-management meetings. Union nurses here also agreed to temporarily suspend current benefit levels in an effort to help the hospital contain cost and gain strength as it emerges from tough economic times. ... Chaffee

Brooklyn nurses rally for a stronger voice

New York State Nurses Association, March 26, 2012 Brooklyn – Brooklyn nurses say they need a stronger voice to advocate for their patients - and they’re taking their cause to the streets at a rally for a stronger union tomorrow, Tuesday, March 27, from 7:30 to 8:30 AM and from 1 to 2 PM, in front of the Brooklyn Hospital Center, 121 DeKalb Avenue. “Nurses need a stronger voice on the job - to fight for safe staffing levels and provide better care for our patients,” said Audrey Amsterdam, RN, a nurse at Brooklyn Hospital and a member of the New York State Nurses Association. “No one understands the problems we’re facing better than the nurses on the front lines of healthcare.” ... Brooklyn

Nurses hold the line for safe staffing at Interfaith Medical Center

New York State Nurses Association, March 26, 2012 Brooklyn - When Interfaith Medical Center proposed cutting staffing levels, nurses said “No way” and geared up to picket the hospital - and it worked. Nurses have won a renewed commitment to safe staffing at the Bed-Stuy hospital, working past midnight to win an agreement. Earlier this year, Interfaith proposed cutting staffing levels from one nurse on duty for every six patients, to just one nurse for every eight. Under the new agreement, management commits to maintain the staffing levels at one nurse to every six patients - the same as staffing levels at other Brooklyn hospitals like Methodist and Maimonides. ... Nurses

Flushing Nurses Tell Their Story - video

New York State Nurses Association, March 22, 2012 When Flushing nurses stood up for a good union contract in their fight for fairness, management cut off their healthcare and froze their pensions. But they didn't give up. Watch the video and hear from the nurses themselves how they brought nurses together, stood up to management's demands, used creative tactics in the workplace and won! The strength displayed by the Flushing nurses is an example for all NYSNA bargaining units fighting for their patients, their families and their futures. ... Flushing

NYSNA slams Tier VI because it hurts working women

New York State Nurses Association, March 15, 2012 Latham - Governor Cuomo’s bill hurts future generations of public sector working women in New York. The governor and legislators who voted for this bill must face the fact that it will have a disproportional negative impact on working women. It will now be harder to recruit and retain quality employees in many women-dominated professions, like nursing and teaching, while more male-dominated fields get a pass. While this may be more politically expedient for the governor, it does a great disservice to millions of New York's working women and their families. ... NYSNA

Statement from the NYS Nurses Association

New York State Nurses Association, February 22, 2012 NYSNA is at a crossroads. Our mass membership meeting in May will result in decisions that will strengthen the voice of our 37,000 members and their families. We’ll have a chance to make many positive changes so we can gain stronger contracts, take on the staffing crisis and win better healthcare policies for patients and nurses. The plan was agreed to in a day-long meeting February 11 of members of the DA, Congress and Board. These changes aren’t popular with people who have lost control of an organization they once ran. ... Statement

NYSNA election results upheld by US Labor Department

New York State Nurses Association, March 6, 2012 Latham – The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has ruled that the fall 2011 elections of new members to the New York State Nurses Association Board of Directors will stand. A March 1, 2012, letter to complainant Virginia Meyers, RN, sent by Patricia Fox, chief of the Division of Enforcement at USDOL, stated that: “Following a review of the investigative findings by this office and the Office of the Solicitor, Division for Civil Rights and Labor-Management, a decision has been made that those findings do not provide a basis for action by the Department to set aside the protested election.” ... NYSNA

Our union’s Delegate Assembly came back home this week

Marva Wade, RN, president, NYSNA Delegate Assembly, New York Nurse, January/February 2012 For the very first time in our history, the NYSNA Delegate Assembly was held in New York City at our office. Elected members from all over the state filled a conference room for two full days of debate, discussion and decisions. The weather outside was cold, and the debates inside were heated, but we came out of the meeting with the clearest sense of direction I have felt as a leader of this organization in many years. As you know, we are in the middle of a major transition. New elected leaders. Staff in new positions. A new transparency in conducting the union's business. ... Our

Big 4 NYC hospitals win contract victories

Unity, teamwork set path for future gains for more members. Bernie Mulligan, New York Nurse, January/February 2012 Contract negotiations are never easy for nurses in any workplace, especially in the world-famous Big Apple hospitals that set the tone for the rest of the industry. But an unprecedented, coordinated contract campaign in the closing minutes of 2011 brought victories and set the stage for new, united efforts in 2012 for other members fighting for contract justice. Almost 10,000 NYSNA members are the backbone of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. ... Big

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