News for Federation of Nurses

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.

News stories | June 2, 2016 - 9:00am

Five nurses were honored at the third annual Federation of Nurses/UFT Nurse Recognition Day celebration on May 3.

News stories | March 3, 2016 - 1:00am

The Federation of Nurses/UFT successfully negotiated its second contract in less than 30 days when NYU Lutheran Medical Center nurses ratified a contract on Feb. 23 with no givebacks.

News stories | March 3, 2016 - 1:00am

A strike authorization vote became a ratification vote for the UFT’s Visiting Nurse Service of New York chapter when an 11th-hour agreement was put before the membership on Jan. 29.

News stories | January 7, 2016 - 1:00am

The Federation of Nurses/UFT’s fighting spirit was on full display at the union’s annual Professional Issues Conference on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21. Around 250 nurses turned out for the event, which included panels on the politics of health care and the challenges faced by practitioners and a plethora of workshops on everything from time management to women’s health.


Testimony | December 9, 2015 - 11:10am

UFT Vice President for Non-DOE Members Anne Goldman testified before the City Council Committee on Health regarding community health planning.

Around the UFT | November 5, 2015 - 5:49pm

UFT Vice President for Non-DOE Members Anne Goldman met with about 35 new nurses from Lutheran Medical Center at a meet-and-greet held at the Military Ocean Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on Oct. 21.

Vperspective | November 5, 2015 - 12:12am

Our need for unity has rarely been more important. The U.S. labor movement — including the UFT — is under concerted attack from far-right conservatives who have as their end goal the destruction of unions and the rights we defend.

Chapter news | September 18, 2015 - 2:25pm

As you may be aware, September is Sepsis Awareness Month. For many years, the Federation of Nurses/UFT has partnered with Ciaran and Orlaith Staunton, whose son Rory died from sepsis at age 12, to help spread critical information about this preventable and treatable infection through their foundation, the Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention. I encourage each of you to visit the foundation's website and familiarize yourselves with the important work that they do.

Around the UFT | September 10, 2015 - 4:00pm

UFT nurses, child care providers and retirees joined dozens of other union members and health care advocates for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Medicare and Medicaid.

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