Leading the charge for safe staffing
City hospitals are not required to have adequate staffing. The game of health is allowed to proceed knowingly shorthanded, without economic penalty and at risk to patients. Our union is leading the fight to focus on this injustice and require proper staffing.
Fighting for lower hospital costs
Union leaders including UFT Vice President for Non-DOE Employees Anne Goldman, spoke in favor of hospital pricing transparency before a hearing on legislation to address the issue.
VNS Licensed Practical Nurses OK contract
Federation of Nurses/UFT members who are Licensed Practical Nurses with VNS Health overwhelmingly ratified a contract that provides a 6.6% increase in base salaries over two years while preserving current premium-free health benefits and establishing a forum to address the crucial issue of caseload.
Federation of Nurses/UFT Professional Issues Conference
Hundreds of Federation of Nurses/UFT members gathered on Nov. 18 at union headquarters for their annual Professional Issues Conference to delve into some of their key concerns and honor colleagues who have helped improve working conditions.
NYU Langone nurses win short-staffing arbitration
The Federation of Nurses/UFT reached a ground-breaking arbitration settlement agreement on short-staffing with NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn that for the first time required the hospital to pay nurses for working short-staffed.
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.