NYDN Covers Nurses' Fight for Pay Equity at H+H
The New York Daily News this week featured NYSNA's fight for pay equity and health equity in public hospitals. H+H/ Mayoral members’ contract expires on March 2. Nurses are ready to negotiate for pay equity, safe and enforceable staffing, and the respect public sector nurses and patients deserve.
“If you don’t have pay parity between the private sections and the public section, we’ll never be able to attract nurses to work at H+H,” said NYSNA President Nancy Hagans. “After our recent contract victories, the gap is about $19,000 a year,” Hagans said. “And the nurses are trained the same way, the nurses are taking care of the patients, same care, the nurses are working very hard, same education—so these nurses, we’re afraid, will leave and go into the private sector.” Read the full article here.