NYSNA is a strong union for RNs, fighting to protect nurses' rights, including safe, well-staffed working environments, a voice in establishing standards of care, fair salaries and benefits, to ensure members well-being.
NYSNA believes that nurses have a right to participate in decisions affecting them as employees and professionals. The NYS Nurses Association is one of the largest and oldest RN collective bargaining representatives in the country.
A new story in the New York Times Well Blog looks at the grueling working conditions nurses face every day – and recommends standardizing nurse-to-patient ratios.
“The obvious question, then, is this: If the nurses are grappling at work with all these injuries, what is happening to patients?,” asks the article. “Recent research published in two journals, The American Journal of Nursing and Clinical Nurse Specialist, reveals that when nurses suffer, so do their patients.”
Read the article, and post your own comments, here.
NYSNA was represented recently at a rally by Health and Hospitals Corporation nurse leader and NYSNA Board of Directors member Anne Bové.
NYSNA applauds the Supreme Court’s decision as an important step and will continue its fight for single payer and quality health care for every American.
The New York State Nurses Association believes that access to quality care should be a right for all; not a privilege of the few.
Now available online for NYSNA LBU Members… use this form to file a Protest of Assignment. Just download, complete and return by fax or first-class mail… it’s that easy!
Contact the Economic and General Welfare Program at 518.782.9400, ext. 284 or by e-mail.