Which is better? 1199 or NYSNA

  1. 0 Hey there, I was wandering if anyone had any opinions or advice in regards to working as an RN for a hospital supported by 1199 versus NYSNA. I know that 1199 has great medical benefits with no co-pays. But I was wandering is NYSNA is just as good in regards to medical benefits or some nurses feel it is better than 1199?
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  3. Visit  joy2005} profile page

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  4. Visit  espikey} profile page
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    I believe that 1199 in NY only supports staff up to LPN's, and NYSNA only supports RN's.

    espikey
  5. Visit  Lilluv117} profile page
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    My mom has been an RN for many years (over 25) and she's been in 1199... I don't think she's in it anymore but she changed hospitals and works in a different borough now. Is this something new? I hadn't heard about it but I definitely know that up until a few years ago (like 3 or 4) she was in 1199.
  6. Visit  espikey} profile page
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    Really? Sorry about that then...I've only run into NYSNA nurses in the city, and when I was in 1199 many years ago I never heard any mention of RN's.

    My apologies!
  7. Visit  EnergizerNurse} profile page
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    1199 most certainly represents RNs ... there is information about the RN division of 1199 at http://www.1199seiu.org/members/occu...s/rn/index.cfm

    There is also information at the link above on 1199 contracts, profiles on 1199 members who work as RNs, etc.
  8. Visit  Papadoc} profile page
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    Quote from joy2005
    Hey there, I was wandering if anyone had any opinions or advice in regards to working as an RN for a hospital supported by 1199 versus NYSNA. I know that 1199 has great medical benefits with no co-pays. But I was wandering is NYSNA is just as good in regards to medical benefits or some nurses feel it is better than 1199?
    Even though 1199 seemed like an outright communist organization to me at a time (1990s), they sure did a lot more to represnt RNs than NYSNA in many of the institutions I've worked at. I don't know how they are now,though. I'm self-employed Thank G-d.
  9. Visit  mark hamel} profile page
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    communist and self employed= right-wing bs........
  10. Visit  Papadoc} profile page
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    Quote from mark hamel
    communist and self employed= right-wing bs........
    Sure it could sound like right wing bs, especially if you're to the left of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin:trout: .But I gave my opinion, based on being a member of both, albeit at the different times. I also participated on the City-Wide negotiating commitee with 1199 back in 1994. And participated in the March on Washington,D.C. in 1995, where lots of good things were accomplished ( talk about Right Wing )So I'm talking from the personal experience. What have you accomplished? How is being self-employed a "Right Wing?" I thought you liberals like the diversity, or is it only when it's a preversity?
  11. Visit  movingtoNYC} profile page
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    thanks for this. My wife and I are moving to NYC in about six months and she wants copies of any union contracts I can find for her. The SEIU 1199 posts theirs but NYSNA does not seem to. Do you know anywhere that their contracts are? Calls to their office have not gotten any response.
  12. Visit  optimistic1} profile page
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    I can't speak for 1199 or NYSNA's contracts, but Lenox Hill has their own union and they reached a new contract agreement last fall. If you google for it you can find it on line. I did (but not recently). Hope this helps.
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  13. Visit  Nursebarebari} profile page
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    I was a member of 1199 when I was an LPN. Now I work in a hospital covered by NYSNA.
    1199 IS BY FAR BETTER THAN NYSNA.
  14. Visit  nyforlove} profile page
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    Quote from hajiagambo
    I was a member of 1199 when I was an LPN. Now I work in a hospital covered by NYSNA.
    1199 IS BY FAR BETTER THAN NYSNA.
    I'm in NYSNA and have heard some of my co-workers assert that 1199 is better, but I have heard few, if any, specifics as to why 1199 supposedly is superior......Anyone have any details?? Thanks.
  15. Visit  nyforlove} profile page
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    Quote from movingtoNYC
    thanks for this. My wife and I are moving to NYC in about six months and she wants copies of any union contracts I can find for her. The SEIU 1199 posts theirs but NYSNA does not seem to. Do you know anywhere that their contracts are? Calls to their office have not gotten any response.
    That's disheartening that NYSNA is not more helpful...I feel it's in the RNs best interests to have and share as much info as possible (which is one reason allnurses.com is such an invaluable resoure for us)---could this be because NYSNA feels their contracts are not as good as 1199's? I am attempting to post a PDF of my contract at NY Methodist hospital in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY--if this doesn't work, perhaps a nurse-techie can tell me what I'm doing wrong or I can try sending it as an e-mail attachment if you PM me your e-mail address...
    /Users/john/Desktop/New York Methodist Hospital Mar06-Mar09.pdf/Users/john/Desktop/New York Methodist Hospital Mar06-Mar09 copy.pdf
    Last edit by nyforlove on Jul 9, '07


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