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News for Federation of Nurses
News stories | September 6, 2018 - 1:00am
A Federation of Nurses/UFT member — bolstered by colleagues and other union members gathered in solidarity — stood up in state Supreme Court on Staten Island on Aug. 14 and bravely described how an assault by a patient has changed her life.
Chapter news | June 25, 2018 - 3:50pm
We are pleased to report that our lobbying efforts regarding safe staffing levels have been effective. In the next legislative session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will introduce legislation setting safe staffing levels for nurses in hospitals and nursing homes.
News stories | June 7, 2018 - 1:32am
A courageous Federation of Nurses/UFT member faced the former patient who attacked her as he was sentenced on May 4 in State Supreme Court on Staten Island. The nurse's assailant will serve two to four years under the state’s 2010 Violence against Nurses law, which made it a felony to assault an on-duty registered nurse or licensed practical nurse after years of lobbying by the UFT.
News stories | June 7, 2018 - 1:00am
Ten Federation of Nurses/UFT members were recognized for their exceptional union service and excellence in patient care at the fifth annual Nurse Recognition Day on May 14.
Chapter news | May 14, 2018 - 11:05am
On Tuesday, May 8, in honor of National Nurses Week, a contingent of Federation of Nurses/UFT members traveled to Albany to lobby for health care issues.
Vperspective | May 3, 2018 - 12:01am
Earlier this year, the Federation of Nurses/UFT achieved on-time contracts at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and NYU Langone-Brooklyn Hospital that protected the nurses’ hard-fought contractual benefits, improved working conditions and included regular pay increases.
News stories | April 5, 2018 - 12:12am
With higher voter turnout than ever before, Federation of Nurses/UFT members employed at NYU Langone-Brooklyn Hospital, formerly Lutheran Hospital, overwhelmingly ratified a new contract on March 4 with no givebacks and a 2 percent pay increase in each of the two years.
News stories | March 1, 2018 - 12:32am
After contentious negotiations that brought the union to the brink of a strike, Federation of Nurses/UFT members who work for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York on Jan. 30 voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new two-year contract that preserves their hard-fought rights and benefits.
Press releases | January 31, 2018 - 1:30pm
UFT members who work at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York have ratified a new two-year contract.
News stories | January 4, 2018 - 3:00pm
Although the union is called the United Federation of Teachers, the membership has grown to include many other types of educators and professionals who serve the children of New York City in a variety of ways. These Department of Education-employed members have functional chapters of their own to address common issues and concerns.
News stories | January 4, 2018 - 1:00am
Giving nurses a voice in decisions that affect patient care was a major theme at the 2017 Professional Issues Conference of the Federation of Nurses/UFT, held on Nov. 17 and 18.
Labor spotlight | November 2, 2017 (All day)
At least 3 million people are still without electricity, at least a million are still without drinking water and at least 49 are dead.
Noteworthy grads | October 5, 2017 - 12:32am
Sheldon Fields is the youngest of six children born to a single mom in the 1970s in Brownsville, Brooklyn. With the help of influential public school teachers, Fields went on to get a Ph.D. in nursing and is now the college dean.
News stories | October 5, 2017 - 12:01am
After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Bryan Platt, a Federation of Nurses/UFT member who works as an operating room nurse at Staten Island University Hospital South, was among those who stepped up to assist.
Vperspective | October 5, 2017 (All day)
Advocating on behalf of its members, Federation of Nurses/UFT has been able to modify the patient-care surveys to reflect real work situations.
News stories | June 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
Nurses at Staten Island University Hospital, negotiating for the first time against a powerful hospital corporation, won a two-year contract that raises wages by 6 percent, improves the patient-nurse staffing ratio and maintains benefits.
News stories | June 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
Nurses celebrate their achievements and their profession at the fourth annual Federation of Nurses/UFT Nurse Recognition Day on May 2.
Vperspective | February 2, 2017 - 4:58pm
The new year brings new concerns as right-to-work laws and other anti-worker measures spread across the nation and the threats to our members’ rights multiply.
News stories | January 5, 2017 - 5:06pm
The importance of nurses as advocates for their patients and their profession was a prominent theme of the 37nd annual Professional Issues Conference of the Federation of Nurses/UFT held on Nov. 18 and 19.
News stories | June 2, 2016 - 10:30am
Maxine Webb joined 900 other nurses across the state on May 10 in Albany for Nurses Lobby Day to urge state legislators to support a bill establishing safe staffing standards in hospitals and nursing homes.