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Nurse Recognition Day

“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.

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Staten Island nurses approve contract

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.

Resolution in support of the nurses at Staten Island University South/Northwell Health

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

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Big pay day for VNS licensed practical nurses

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.

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The struggle for adequate hospital staffing

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.

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Federation of Nurses/UFT Professional Issues Conference

“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.

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UFT members have assaulted nurse’s back

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.

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Leading the fight for safe staffing levels

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. 

Union lends support to assaulted UFT nurse

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.

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‘You know your profession’

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.