April 29, 2024

NYSNA Picket for Safe Staffing and Fair Contract (Part 2)

As of April 2024, Ellis Medicine nurses started negotiating a new contract with the hospital, prioritizing safe staffing and patient care. The nurses are asking for fair wages, safe staffing, and respect. However, union officials say that Ellis management is trying to make safe staffing ratios less secure, which would increase the already high patient load of overworked nurses. On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, Hudson Mohawk Magazine Roaming Labor Correspondent Willie Terry attended the New York State Nurses Association picket, calling for safe staffing and a fair contract at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. In this labor segment, Willie interviewed two nurses who gave their views on contract negotiations with Ellis Hospital Management—part 2 of 2.

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