„Nurses are vital to the health and well-being of our city,“ said Mayor Bill de Blasio. „With our agreement with the New York Nurses Association, we are paying a fair wage and we are looking at long-standing recruitment and commitment issues to ensure that these nurses have the support they need to continue to provide excellent care to all New Yorkers.“ „We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with our NYSNA partners that is good for nurses, our health care system and the millions of patients we serve,“ said Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nurse Executive for NYC Health – Hospitals. „As part of our transformation, we have hired a significant number of new nurses and look forward to completing our team as we make our system more attractive to nurses who are passionate about excellence and our mission.“ NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that New York City has reached an agreement with the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) that represents more than 8,500 nurses from the nyc Health Hospitals System (H-H) and the City Agencies. This agreement was ratified by NYSNA. A new four-year contract, approved on December 10, will provide the 115 NNs at this specialized Hospital in Manhattan with an overall base salary increase of 9% over the life of the contract, a 3% increase in total level increases and three new steps at the top of the experience scale. The contract also includes improvements in education, certification, sleep and night. Student pay and continuing education allowance are also increased. Management will not be able to increase the time beyond 37.5 hours per year. The contract runs until April 30, 2016. NYSNA members working in Cortland County have successfully resisted demands for major concessions – including reduced hours and the abolition of daily overtime – in their new three-year contract. Ratified unanimously on 15 October, the agreement protects the level of performance and provides for salary increases over the duration of the agreement of 4.5% for NRAs on stages 1 to 7 of the salary scale and 5% for NRAs in stage 8. The contract expires on June 30, 2016.

The agreement provides for significant wage increases of 2.00%, 2.25%, 0.25% and 3.00% over almost 45 months, retroactive to June 6, 2019 and expires on March 2, 2023. For the first time, the 60 NRs at this Western New York plant will have a dental plan under a new three-year contract ratified on December 12. RNA salaries will increase by 7% over the life of the agreement. The contract increases the employer`s contribution to the defined benefit pension plan and provides an incentive premium for the NRS. The agreement directly fulfills the two main priorities of our members and brings with them real revolutionary victories for public sector nurses. The ratified agreement provides for salary increases and changes to address recruitment and engagement issues and help nurses provide quality care. . These remarkable achievements mean that our work is still in its infancy, because it is up to all of us to ensure that the treaty is properly implemented. The application of staff quotas and new provisions requires the participation of all NYSNA members. We look forward to a productive 2020! „Nurses is at the heart of our mission to care for all New Yorkers without exception. Their professionalism and compassion are an example of our organization`s values,“ said Mitchell Katz, President and CEO of NYC Health Hospitals.

„The care of our patients and their caregivers is a priority of the city`s public health system, and NYSNA and its members are critical to this.“