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September 12, 2018

Management Asks for Major Cuts to Nurses' Rights

Northwell Management introduced their initial set of proposals today. From start to finish, the proposals sought to eliminate nurses' power and rights in the workplace. The Hospital claims that there's a "Give and Take Relationship" in negotiations. So far, it seems that they're expecting hard-working nurses to give while they take, take, take. 

Some of the "highlights" include proposals that seek to: 

  • Eliminate no mandatory overtime provision
  • Eliminate self-scheduling
  • Have new-grad fellows in the critical care float pool
  • Reduce break time for 7.5 hr employees
  • Eliminate the 2nd floor nurses' lounge
  • Eliminate float differential for RNs working overtime
  • "Proof of Death" for bereavement leave

Here's our Bargaining Committee Member, Sheree-Ann Dyer giving her reactions to today's session. Rest assured we will all come together to fight like hell against these proposals.  30 years ago, we won No Mandatory Overtime with our strike and we won't back down now. 

 

 

September 06, 2018

Becker’s Hospital Review Highlights Nurses Demanding Safe Patient Limits, Fair Pay and Paid Leave

Nurses and nurse practitioners from New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health rallied Sept. 5 as contract negotiations began.

September 05, 2018

PHOTOS: Over 100 NY Nurses Demand Northwell Health Increase Staffing Levels and Wages and Provide Paid Leave at Rally in Upper East Side

For Immediate Release: September 5, 2018
Contact: Courtney Holsworth, courtney@balestramedia.com, 989.572.8162

PHOTOS: Over 100 NY Nurses Demand Northwell Health Increase Staffing Levels and Wages and Provide Paid Leave at Rally in Upper East Side

On 30th Anniversary of Historic Strike by Lenox Hill Hospital Nurses, Firefighters, Carpenters, and Residents Show Solidarity with Nurses Ahead of 2018 Contract Negotiations

Today, nurses and nurse practitioners represented by the New York Professional Nurses Union (NYPNU) rallied to kick off their 2018 contract negotiations with Northwell Health. Two days after Labor Day, members of the nurses union detailed issues at Northwell Health facilities in the Upper East Side-- Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, and Lenox Health Greenwich Village. The nurses union was joined by members of the New York City Fire Department, other local union members in healthcare and trades sectors, local politicians, and area residents.