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Health care coup for Staten Island nurses

Staten Island University Hospital South nurses represented by the Federation of Nurses/UFT on March 27 ratified a three-year contract that provides three annual raises of 3% each, a $1,000 ratification bonus and, most significant, moves nurses hired over the last five years out of the Northwell Health Network and into the UFT Health Care Chapter Benefit Fund.

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NYU Langone nurses’ contract spotlights staffing shortage

Federation of Nurses/UFT members employed by NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn on Feb. 24 overwhelmingly ratified a three-year contract that provides solid salary increases while making inroads in addressing the universal problem of staffing shortages.

Federation of Nurses

Members OK 2-year pact with Visiting Nurse Service

Federation of Nurses/UFT members employed by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York on Jan. 27 overwhelmingly ratified a two-year contract that preserves all their previous benefits and provides a minimum 7.62% pay increase over the next 14.5 months for full-time nurses.

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UFT functional chapters

Functional chapters are so named because what unites these student-support professionals is their function rather than a worksite or a school. The chapters were formed to allow these UFT members with common issues and concerns to have a voice.

Shower of thanks

Shower of thanks

UFT members and other frontline workers were showered with confetti on July 7 at a “Hometown Heroes” parade celebrating them for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic in one of the largest ticker-tape parades in New York City history

Federation of Nurses

Nurse staffing shortages remain a concern

As hospitalizations rise, we again find ourselves in a battle for adequate staffing. Staffing ratios are the foundation for safe patient care.