For Immediate Release
Contact: Dan Lutz, 347.835.3429, firstname.lastname@example.org
BROOKLYN, March 26, 2012 – 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 Ave.
“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.”
The nurses are gearing up for a vote in May that will make their union more democratic.
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.
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