This Thanksgiving will be bittersweet for thousands of New Yorkers whose lives have been torn apart by Hurricane Sandy.
In tough times like these, we are thankful for the heroic work that nurses do. And we are thankful that we have come together in NYSNA to have one strong, united voice.
We have a lot more work to do in the weeks and months ahead.
Bellevue, NYU Langone, and Coney Island Hospitals are still closed. Let’s not let a natural disaster turn into a public health disaster.
Mayor Bloomberg made a herculean effort to reopen Wall Street. We need to see the same herculean effort on his part to restore access to healthcare in New York City. And NYSNA nurses will be there to fight to reopen these hospitals on a clear, realistic, and expedited timeline.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.