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NYPNU Contract Violation Reporter is “live.”

March 1, 2016 | Blog post published by NYPNU

Our new Violation Reporter is finally here!  It is always accessible by going to www.NYPNU.org/violation You can also access it below: Use this to report contract violations such as: Mandatory Overtime Missed Break Charge Nurse Violation Ratio Violation Workplace Violence To access the Violation Reporter Tool, go to the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ujSJf5ZXiTpSJOZ0olK-Z6Z3cAM1OSJbQW_LCsG8Oao/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link If you have […]


Winter Storm Jonas: Important Updates

January 22, 2016 | Blog post published by NYPNU

You should have received an email from hospital administration to your NSHS/Northwell email address (Image attached below of administration’s email).  Below are some helpful tips from NYPNU. Please email rhawkins@nypnu.org if you have any emergent issues over the weekend. Sleeping accommodations: For RNs scheduled to work tomorrow and Sunday: sleeping areas will be set up in […]


NYPNU debuts videos featuring Members speaking about Non-Nursing Functions & History of the Union

October 21, 2015 | Blog post published by NYPNU

One of the scourges of a nurse’s day is all the non-nursing functions s/he must do. It takes a team to care for a patient. Everyone’s role is vital. When roles aren’t filled, it’s left to the nurse. And if a nurse is pulled away from her/his duties, patient care suffers. Learn more by hearing […]


Nurse-Patient Ratio Survey

October 19, 2015 | Blog post published by NYPNU

It’s important for NYPNU members to take a few minutes to fill out an electronic survey about nurse-patient ratios. The results of the survey will be discussed at the next bargaining session on Wednesday, October 21st. Get your voice heard.


NYPNU Contract Negotiations Update

October 19, 2015 | Blog post published by NYPNU

NYPNU’s bargaining committee spent all weekend, 12-hours per day, at the negotiating table with NSLIJ-LHH. We continue to make progress, however, there are still outstanding financial and patient care proposals to resolve and we are holding NSLIJ’s feet to the fire. NSLIJ has a goal to reach an agreement on the new contract before we […]


Letter from Manhattan Elected Officials

October 16, 2015 | Blog post published by NYPNU

Elected officials send their support to nurses by urging Lenox Hill Hospital Executive Director Dennis Connors to negotiate a fair contract with appropriate nurse-patient ratios.


NYPNU Contract Negotiations Update

October 15, 2015 | Blog post published by NYPNU

Things are Really Heating Up! NYPNU’s bargaining committee has completed its 10th bargaining session with NSLIJ-LHH. Proposals and discussions include ratios, salaries and differentials, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, sick time, charge duty, Fellowship Programs, Kronos, retirement benefits, among other issues. We have been making progress, but there are still a number of big items, including […]


The Approaching Storm: Important Inclement Weather Info from NYPNU

January 26, 2015 | Blog post published by NYPNU

CALLING OUT DURING THE STORM:  Do NOT say you’re calling out sick, unless, of course, you ARE sick. If you are scheduled to work during the storm, and in spite of making EVERY effort, find yourself unable to get to work due to closed roads and/or shutdown of public transportation, it’s advised you call the […]


Open Enrollment ENDS THIS Wednesday (12/17)!

December 1, 2014 | Blog post published by NYPNU

It’s time again for health insurance enrollment.  The enrollment period at LHH (MEETH included) is from December 3 – 17th.  (Scroll to the bottom of this post for the attached documents.) Remember: You MUST verify your information, including dependents, this year. You should have recently received a letter from NYPNU via regular mail that included […]


NYPNU Successfully Pressures LHH/MEETH and NSLIJ to Institute Town Halls and Trainings for Ebola Preparedness

October 17, 2014 | Blog post published by NYPNU

NSLIJ System, and by extension, LHH, has a number of protocols, training, and updates now in place regarding its Ebola Preparedness Plan.  Town halls have been planned throughout today, the weekend, and Monday at LHH and MEETH to review a number of updates and to provide an opportunity for Q/A.  The Town Hall schedule is […]


Annual Membership Meeting and Election: Important Info and Candidate Statements

September 30, 2014 | Blog post published by NYPNU

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND ELECTION   WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 Meeting 1: 8:45 am – 9:45 am Meeting 2: 10 am – 11 am Meeting 3: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm   Location: All Souls Church 1157 Lexington Ave near 80th Street Please come to the meeting to review union business, and VOTE for the […]


Sign up for Labor Day Parade and People’s Climate Change

August 11, 2014 | Blog post published by NYPNU

NYPNU will be participating in two important events this September. On September 6th, we will be participating with New York’s other labor unions in the annual Labor Day Parade (happening the Saturday after Labor Day.) Please visit this page and click the link to sign up to participate: http://www.nypnu.org/labor-day-parade/. NYPNU will march side-by-side with tens […]


Sign Up for the Labor Day Parade and the People’s Climate March

August 11, 2014 | Blog post published by NYPNU

NYPNU will be participating in two important events this September.  On September 6th, we will be participating with New York’s other labor unions in the annual Labor Day Parade (happening the Saturday after  Labor Day.)  Please visit this page and click the link to sign up to participate: http://www.nypnu.org/labordayparade/.   NYPNU will march side-by-side with tens of […]


Congratulations to Carolyn Stewart!

June 16, 2014 | Blog post published by NYPNU

Congratulations to the lucky winner of our (update contact info) raffle – Carolyn Stewart – who works on 8 East and thanks to all those that participated!


In Memoriam: Hyun Ju Kim

May 19, 2014 | Blog post published by NYPNU

On May 2, 2014, our members gathered to celebrate the life and loss of one of our own, Hyun Ju Kim.  Ms. Kim was formerly a nurse on 9 East/Lachman  who had recently transferred to the Cath Lab.  She died suddenly while visiting family in her native South Korea.  Her friends and co-workers prepared the following […]


NSLIJ Debbie Tascone Nursing Scholarship Program–DEADLINE MAY 20th

May 9, 2014 | Blog post published by NYPNU

Deadline quickly approaching for the NSLIJ Debbie Tascone Nursing Scholarship Program. You only have until May 20th to apply!


Important Forms and Vacancy Lists Now Available

March 31, 2014 | Blog post published by NYPNU

We’ve added a new section to the website where you can access copies of important LHH forms and internal transfer vacancy lists!  Currently, you can download the tuition reimbursement form and the transfer request form. These can be accessed at:  http://www.nypnu.org/download/lhh-vacancy-lists-and-forms/ ‎  Have a suggestion for other forms we should add?  Email to let us know!


Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period

November 15, 2013 | Blog post published by Eileen Toback

Lenox Hill Hospital’s health insurance open enrollment period is going on now through November 24th. Unless you want to change benefits or wish to enroll in the Flexible spending Account, you do not need to do anything during this open enrollment period. NYPNU handed out a health insurance plan comparison summary at this week’s Membership […]


NYPNU Pitching In to Help in Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

November 13, 2013 | Blog post published by Eileen Toback

In the aftermath of the devastation from Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, one of the worst storms on record, the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a project of National Nurses United, and supported by NYPNU, has put out a call for volunteers and donations through its vast network of direct-care nurses both nationally and internationally.  Following a […]


The North Shore-LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital open enrollment period for the 2013 flexible spending account

November 15, 2012 | Blog post published by NYPNU

The FSA is an account where you contribute money from your salary before taxes are withheld and then get reimbursed for your out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses. You save money by paying less taxes. This is an easy way to save money on the services and products that you are already spending money on. However, please note that if your medical/dependent care claims add up to less than the amount you elect, you forfeit the difference of the money deducted at the end of 2013.


NYPNU contract ratified by 99.6% majority

November 5, 2012 | Blog post published by NYPNU

An important message from Maureen McCarthy; President of New York Professional Nurses Union.


Contract Ratification Voting Hours Extended for Monday 11/5

November 2, 2012 | Blog post published by NYPNU

Our contract ratification vote meetings took place today. We had a meeting at 8:45 am and 4 pm at All Souls Church, and a 2 pm meeting at MEETH.


Tentative agreement reached

November 2, 2012 | Blog post published by NYPNU

I am pleased to inform you that as of 6 pm today, we have reached tentative agreement with Lenox Hill/North Shore-LIJ pending the ratification vote of our membership. We will have ratification meetings at All Souls Church tomorrow, Friday 11/2, at 8:45 am and 4 pm, and a 2 pm meeting at MEETH at 64th Street.


Membership Meeting on November 2

November 1, 2012 | Blog post published by NYPNU

Negotiations postponed due to Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012 | Blog post published by NYPNU

Negotiations with the Hospital were postponed Monday and Tuesday of this week due to Hurricane Sandy. Many members of the bargaining team switched from suits to scrubs to help with staffing numbers on the unit.


What’s next?

October 28, 2012 | Blog post published by NYPNU

The NYPNU Bargaining Team has been negotiating with the Hospital and North Shore-LIJ Health System since early September. Some of the System’s harmful proposals have been taken off the table for consideration – but with 8 days left before our contract expires, we are still miles apart on health care insurance, salary, nurse/patient ratios, restrictions on floating, language on no mandatory overtime, education and tuition reimbursement, the 6th week of vacation for nurses with 15+ years seniority, among other fundamental issues.


10-day strike notice issued

October 26, 2012 | Blog post published by NYPNU

The NYPNU bargaining committee unanimously agreed to issue the 10-day strike notice to the hospital today. With 6 days left before our contract expires, we still do not have agreement on health care insurance, salary, pension, nurse/patient ratios, restrictions on floating, language on no mandatory overtime, and education, among other fundamental issues. If we do not reach agreement, our strike is scheduled to for Monday, November 5th at 7 AM, pending membership approval.


14 days

October 16, 2012 | Blog post published by NYPNU

14 days. There are 14 days before our collective bargaining agreement expires with Lenox Hill Hospital. As we noted in last week’s communications, some progress has been made. Some. But on the fundamentals we are as far apart with the North Shore-LIJ System as we were in September.


The latest after 5th session of negotiations

September 26, 2012 | Blog post published by NYPNU

We just concluded our 5th session of negotiations with North Shore/LIJ Health System. NYPNU used this session to further make our arguments in support of limiting floating to a nurse’s clinical division and address the punitive approach the newly staffed up LHH Education Department has adopted.