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NYC Nurses in Struggle Against Hospital Managers – and Against Union Bureaucrats

On Wednesday, the panel, “Reflections & Lessons from the Nurses’ Struggle” took place in Manhattan. Six nurses—a seventh appearing by videochat—recounted their experiences in fighting for good contracts and union democracy. A group of union bureaucrats made a scene.

Ioan Georg

June 1, 2019

What You Need to Know About the NYC Nurses’ Struggle

Catch up on Left Voice articles about the recent NYC nurses' struggles.

Left Voice

May 28, 2019

Nurses Speak: “We Want a Union that Cares for Nurses and Patients”

Left Voice spoke with Diana Torres, a nurse who works full time in a rehab/medicine unit at Mount Sinai West. Torres is an elected member of the hospital’s Executive Committee and has consistently advocated for the union to win demands through militant collective action including strikes, as well as transparency and democracy.

Luigi Morris

May 10, 2019

Bronx Nurses Vote Down Contract, Continue to Fight for Safe Staffing Ratios

Despite NYSNA’s official endorsement and best efforts to ratify the tentative agreement, rank-and-file nurses at Montefiore Medical Center rejected the deal. Meanwhile, nurses at other facilities are demanding a re-vote.

Tre Kwon

April 27, 2019

Nurses Are Leading Strike Efforts — Where Are The Physicians?

Nurses in New York City are pushing back against hospital systems that put profits over patients and threaten their efforts to strike for safer staffing ratios. While nurses are fighting, physicians, so far, have remained on the sidelines of this struggle.

Mike Pappas

April 17, 2019

A Strike, Deferred: Did NYC Nurses Win Safe Staffing Ratios?

While the union’s headlines claim a historic win, a groundswell of rank-and-file nurses are staunchly opposed to the deal.

Tre Kwon

April 16, 2019

NYC Nurses Rally Ahead of Announced April 2 Strike Date

NYSNA announced an April 2 strike date for four private hospitals in NYC. One of those hospitals, Mount Sinai, nurses held a rally and speak out demanding safe staffing and a fair contract.

Ezra Brain

March 19, 2019

New York Nurses Announce Strike

Ten thousand nurses at four hospitals in NYC will strike on April 2 unless management improves their offer. Their main demand is safe staffing ratios.

Juan C

March 18, 2019

Nurses Have the Power to Strike and Win

After voting overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, upwards of 10,000 NYSNA members are waiting to hear from union leadership whether the walk-out is actually going to happen at four hospitals run by the three largest hospital systems in New York City.  

Thaddeus Greene

March 16, 2019