Oceanside, NY—Nurses at Mount Sinai South Nassau voted by a majority to join the New York State Nurses Association on January 12, 2023.
NYSNA President Nancy Hagans, RN, BSN, CCRN, said: “The South Nassau nurses worked for too long without a voice, without adequate compensation, and without a seat at the table to improve care and uplift standards at the hospital. When nurses are in unions, we find standards rise and quality care increases. The nurses at South Nassau have banded together to make their lives and their patients’ lives better in the long run. We welcome them to the NYSNA family!”
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, a majority of nurses at Mount Sinai South Nassau on Long Island filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to select NYSNA as their union representative. The NLRB scheduled the union election for Jan12.
The organizing victory comes on the heels of the successful NYC nurse strike, where NYSNA nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center went on strike for three days and achieved groundbreaking tentative agreements that improved safe staffing levels and enforcement, increased wages by approximately 19% over the three-year contract period, protected healthcare benefits, and improved pandemic health and safety and community benefits.