NEW YORK NURSE: October 2009
by Mark Genovese
The 80 RNs at Ellis Hospital’s McClellan Street Campus are now under the same NYSNA contract as the 400 RNs at the hospital’s Nott Street Campus.
Provisions of the new agreement, which was approved by McClellan RNs on Sept. 10:
“McClellan Campus nurses sought union representation last fall because of their desire to have a voice in the decisions that affect their own practice and their ability to care for their patients,” said Jeff Schioppa, NYSNA organizer. “Ratification of this agreement is a crucial first step toward this goal.