The Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act is scheduled to go up for a vote this Tuesday in the NY State Assembly Health Committee. A strong majority in the committee support our bill — but four members of the committee won’t commit to voting Yes!
We’ve been calling, faxing, and emailing them all weekend to tell them about the crisis in NY patient care.
After the bill passes the Health committee, it goes to the Codes committee. Safe staffing has a strong majority there, too — but two more committee members are on the fence.
Is your Assembly representative one of the six members on the list? CLICK HERE to find out — and make the call.
Speaking of making calls, we’re going to be making a lot this Wednesday, June 5 — our Statewide Safe Staffing Call-in Day.
We will call every New York State Senator and Assembly member and tell them our patients can’t wait any longer for safe staffing.
If we all call on the same day, we will maximize our impact.
Sign up to get a reminder to call. Get your cell phone out right now and text “Staffing” to 877-877 and we’ll text you when it's time to make the call. (You can download a FLIER to spread the word with your co-workers here.)
Support for safe staffing has never been higher in Albany — but lawmakers are wrapping up for the year in less than three weeks. Now is the time for you to get involved.
Mayor Bloomberg is ripping holes in NYC’s safety net. On June 12, we’re joining up with working people in a rally to save our great city!
HHC nurses know first-hand the harm Mayor Bloomberg is causing. He’s failed to invest in adequate staffing in our HHC hospitals — threatening patient care and the future of our great public hospital system. It’s time to say enough to the cuts to our public resources.
City workers from many different unions are mobilizing to save NYC, our public hospitals, and our city’s public resources.
If enough of us come together now, we can put pressure on Bloomberg to stop cutting our public safety net. And we can send a powerful message to the next Mayor, too.
Join us on Wednesday, June 12 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM at City Hall Park. CLICK HERE to download the flyer and a sign-up form.
It’s no secret many of our worst staffing problems happen on the night shift. We’ve won a victory to improve staffing on the Labor and Delivery night shift at Bronx Lebanon.
Our contract requires six RNs on the L&D night shift — but management was staffing short.
We brought together eight nurses to tell the VP of Nursing about the contract violation — and we won! Management has agreed to staff according to the ratios in our contract.
This Tuesday, the State Senate is holding hearings on LICH and SUNY’s sustainability plan, and we'll be there to tell them about the lives we save every day.
We’re fighting for a moratorium on all hospital closings in Brooklyn until there’s a real assessment of our communities’ healthcare needs. We’re working with our state and federal lawmakers to find financial solutions to keeping hospitals open for care.
The bus from LICH leaves for Albany at 6:30 AM. Call or text Eliza Carboni at 347.213.0737 to save your seat.
The Bed-Stuy community and NYSNA are working together to keep our community hospital Interfaith open for care. We’ll march from PS 3 (at the corner of Bedford Ave. and Hancock St.) to Interfaith Medical Center, at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 15.
We kept LICH open for care by building a broad coalition of neighbors, patients, elected leaders, and small business owners. Now we’re working with community leaders to grow our coalition in Bed-Stuy.
We’ve won a victory in our fight to preserve healthcare access in the Adirondacks.
Thanks to a coalition of nurses, lawmakers, neighbors, and the small business owners, Adirondack Health is putting on hold plans to turn Lake Placid’s round-the-clock ER into an urgent care center with restricted hours.
Their plans are on hold for at least sixty days. But we’re going to keep building community pressure to keep our ER open. Read the story of our victory in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
Jill Furillo, RN
NYSNA Executive Director
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for hundreds of thousands of frontline nurses. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses.