New York Nurses Take Back Their Union - page 2

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  1. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    I've got four words for you all, "Long Island College Hospital". Keep your eyes on how this ongoing saga plays out which both NYSNA and 1199 are very actively involved. If the place remains open in some reasonable idea of a hospital then both unions will be covered in glory. OTOH if things go the way of Saint Vincent's (more luxury real estate housing with a bit of urgent/ambulatory care centers thrown in), then we shall probably hear a different story.
  2. Visit  subee profile page
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    LICH is a sad case and I'd hate to see it go (worked there a long time ago) because there are so few true community hospitals left. But NYSNA and 1199 do not an angel make.
  3. Visit  bisson profile page
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    holy crap, are they STILL talking about closing that place? When I worked for St. Vincent and word got out they were closing, they closed that place faster than you can say blueberry pancakes. Ironically it was a NYSNA union hospital. LICH closing was in talks when I was applying for nursing schools in 2005.

    Living in virginia now, I can appreciate what a union, esp like NYSNA, does for a nursing profession. ( i'm the minority that didn't enjoy working for 1199). I never imagined you can make half the salary but pay 4 times more for your benefits.
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    Quote from subee
    LICH is a sad case and I'd hate to see it go (worked there a long time ago) because there are so few true community hospitals left. But NYSNA and 1199 do not an angel make.
    According to local NYC news reports today the deal to save LICH is falling apart with even the mayor wanting to move to "plan B". NYSNA and 1199 are already starting to point fingers. Brooklyn Health Partners plan to keep open Long Island College Hospital in trouble - New York Business Journal
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    Quote from bisson
    holy crap, are they STILL talking about closing that place? When I worked for St. Vincent and word got out they were closing, they closed that place faster than you can say blueberry pancakes. Ironically it was a NYSNA union hospital. LICH closing was in talks when I was applying for nursing schools in 2005.

    Living in virginia now, I can appreciate what a union, esp like NYSNA, does for a nursing profession. ( i'm the minority that didn't enjoy working for 1199). I never imagined you can make half the salary but pay 4 times more for your benefits.
    Good to year from a former Saint Vinny's nurse! Glad you are doing well and landed on your feet. Actually passed the old place Monday night ( no choice was down in the Village and that is the way taxi chose to go), and it would break your heart to see what has happened to the former campus.

    As one has stated repeatedly LICH is " dj vu all over again" with 1199, NYSNA and others assuming they scored a win when Christine Quinn lost her mayoralty bid and deBlasio won. That and between suing the heck out of SUNY it was thought that the new bidding process would save Long Island College Hospital. But apparently that deal isn't working out with NYS health officials calling BH Partner's winning bid a "fantasy". Long story short just as with Saint Vinny's LICH's campus is worth more than a full service hospital.

    One fears things will go just as they did with Saint Vincent's, the place will be sold and a bulk of the campus will become luxury housing (just what Brooklyn Heights needs more of *LOL*) , with perhaps an urgent and or ambulatory care center thrown in for the healthcare component.
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