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New agreement for VNS Health nurses

Federation of Nurses/UFT members who are Licensed Nurses employed by VNS Health overwhelmingly ratified a contract on Jan. 29 that provides a 15% pay increase over two years, additional money for experience differentials and improvements in scheduling.

Revised nurses contract on Staten Island

The Federation of Nurses/UFT members at Staten Island University Hospital-South ratified a revised contract with Northwell Health that increases wages and steps and puts them on par with nurses at other unions that have negotiated contracts in the past 18 months.

UFT nurses’ arbitration victory

Federation of Nurses/UFT members employed by NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn won a significant victory in their long-running battle with the Sunset Park hospital over short staffing when an independent arbitrator on Dec. 1 sided with the union and ruled that the hospital must compensate nurses that work on short-staffed shifts. 

Federation of Nurses/UFT Professional Issues Conference

As they learned about the latest treatment protocols and other workplace issues at their annual union conference, Federation of Nurses/UFT members vowed they would continue fighting to make the state enforce the landmark 2022 safe staffing law and hold hospitals accountable.

Short-staffing to cost NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn

An independent arbitrator has held NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn financially responsible when the hospital short-staffed one of its units. Arbitrator Howard Edelman ruled that for each missing nurse, the hospital must split the average nurse’s shift salary among the nurses who worked that shift. 

UFT nurses in staffing fight

The Federation of Nurses/UFT is in a pitched battle with NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn over short staffing that the union contends is putting patients at risk.