NYSNA 2019-2021: From Contract Sellout to Covid Hell
Thousands of nurses in NYC could go on strike in the coming days. After nurses struggled to provide care during the Covid-19 pandemic, this fight could be a chance for nurses to improve working conditions. The nursing union’s past acceptance of toothless contracts helped further exacerbate staffing crises faced during the pandemic. This history is key to developing more militant fights to improve healthcare today.
Mike PappasJanuary 5, 2023
Thousands of NYC Nurses Are Preparing to Strike. The Working Class Must Back Them Up.
Thousands of private sector nurses represented by the New York State Nurses Association could walk off the job as early as January 9 in NYC. The entire working class must back them.
Thaddeus GreeneJanuary 1, 2023
From Heroes to Zeroes: Nurses in New York Strike against Unsafe Conditions
More than 100 nurses from Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital went on a two-day strike for safe staffing ratios and safe working conditions.
Luigi MorrisDecember 3, 2020
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 GeorgJune 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 VoiceMay 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 MorrisMay 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 KwonApril 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 PappasApril 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 KwonApril 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 BrainMarch 19, 2019