We Love New York Nurses
It’s time to support the frontline nurses who are fighting for respect and improved patient care for all of us.
Nurses who work in NYC’s public hospitals and agencies are exhausted and demanding change. We are uniting with labor, community, and political allies and are ready to do whatever it takes to win a fair contract that improves patient care, strengthens the nursing workforce, and uplifts our communities.
8,000 public sector nurses, who staff New York City’s public hospitals and mayorals agencies, are demanding that the city live up to its agreement on pay parity with the private sector to stop the bleed of nurses from public hospitals that has created a crisis of understaffing that harms NYC’s most vulnerable patients.
NYC’s 11 public hospitals make up almost 20 percent of our citywide hospital beds, operate the largest hospital-based clinic system in the city, and provide almost half of all Level I emergency trauma care and acute in-patient mental health services in our city. City healthcare workers also keep first responders like police and firefighters healthy and provide direct care to New Yorkers who receive assistance from agencies like Child Services, the Department of Social Services and other programs providing homeless services and mental health crisis services.
Nurses are essential to our city’s public health system!
We unite with NY nurses under 5 core principles
8,000 public sector nurses, who staff New York City’s public hospitals and mayoral agencies, are bargaining for a new union contract after our current contract expired on March 2. We are demanding that the city live up to its agreement on pay parity with the private sector to stop the bleed of nurses from public hospitals that has created a crisis of understaffing that harms NYC’s most vulnerable patients.
Understaffing and high turnover are caused by the enormous pay disparity between private and public sector nurses. NYC’s public hospitals are filling the vacancies by spending too much on expensive temp travel nurses. What they spend in only 3 months could fund fair, competitive pay for staff nurses all year. The city can afford to do the right thing!
Who We Are
We are supporters of all NY nurses. We are patients. We are caregivers. We are patient advocates. We are labor allies. We are community members. We are nurses and healthcare professionals.
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