News for Federation of Nurses

Around the UFT | June 6, 2019 - 5:31pm

“You have different skills, certification and education, but you all have the ability to stand up in the middle of chaos — no matter how crazy it gets — and say, ‘This person matters,’” Anne Goldman, the head of the Federation of Nurses/UFT and the UFT vice president for non-DOE members, told the nurses attending the union’s sixth annual Nurse Recognition Day on April 30.

News stories | May 2, 2019 - 1:00am

Members of the Federation of Nurses/UFT at Staten Island University Hospital South on March 29 overwhelmingly ratified a contract that includes their top priorities: an increased nurse-to-patient ratio and preservation of their UFT Healthcare Chapter Benefit Fund benefits.

Union resolutions | March 20, 2019 - 2:37pm

Nurses organized by the UFT will not cross picket lines or work overtime as a replacement worker at Staten Island University South/Northwell Health.

News stories | March 7, 2019 (All day)

Licensed practical nurses at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York — members of the Federation of Nurses/UFT — unanimously ratified a two-year contract on Jan. 30 that provides for the largest salary increase in the history of the chapter.

Vperspective | January 3, 2019 - 12:32am

Our goal is to provide excellent care and help patients achieve their optimum level of functioning. To reach that goal, we are committed to achieving staffing levels in hospitals that provide for safe patient care.

Around the UFT | December 6, 2018 - 4:10pm

“How are we going to translate today’s learning and our collective power into making a difference on behalf of the people we serve?” asked Anne Goldman, the UFT’s vice president for non-DOE members, at the 2018 Professional Issues Conference of the Federation of Nurses/UFT on Nov. 16.


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.

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