Its not all hopeless!!!

  1. With all the venting we do together over the situations in our workplaces today, it can get a bit depressing reading about all our work woes. Occassionally we need to remind ourselves that nurses ARE making a difference in these things. We ARE making more than just a dent in it all. Nurses ARE winning the fight - be it one facility at a time - or in state & federal legislatures. We shouldnt be depressed here, but rather inspired. There IS hope for the future because nurses are NOT all giving up. We all know what our problems are. Lets hear more about what we're doing to fix them & how we are succeeding. Soooo much is happening out there!! A few success stories I personally have first hand knowledge of are below. Im sure many of you know of many more. Id love to hear them!! Its time we picked ourselves up around here!

    Staten Island University Hospital Nurses Approve New Contract - ABOLISHES mandatory overtime & GUARANTEES safe staffing levels
    contract details:
    http://www.nysna.org/NEWS/PRESS/PR2001/PR101101.HTM


    St. Catherine's RNs approve contract that limits overtime and ensures safe staffing
    contract details:
    http://www.nysna.org/NEWS/PRESS/pr2002/pr030902.htm


    Nurses at Presbyterian Approve Amazing Breakthrough Contract -
    contract details:
    http://www.nysna.org/NEWS/PRESS/PR2001/pr122101_1.htm


    Westchester Med RNs approve landmark contract
    6- figure RNs
    contrat details:
    http://www.nysna.org/NEWS/PRESS/pr2002/pr052402.htm


    New Saint Vincents Contract Sets the Pace
    contract details:
    http://www.nysna.org/NEWS/PRESS/pr2002/pr050902.htm


    Mount Sinai nurses approve new contract
    contract details:
    http://www.nysna.org/NEWS/PRESS/pr2002/pr051602.htm


    Samaritan Nurses Approve New Contract
    contract details: http://www.nysna.org/NEWS/PRESS/PR2001/PR092001.HTM


    Staten Island Nurses Win Dramatic 25% - 30% Salary Increase
    contract details: http://www.nysna.org/publications/r...si_increase.htm


    New York Nurses Hail Signing of Healthcare Whistleblower Protection
    http://www.nysna.org/NEWS/PRESS/pr2002/pr040202.htm


    New Yorkers Show Overwhelming Support For Patient Safety Measures
    http://www.nysna.org/NEWS/PRESS/pr2002/pr041602.htm


    Thousands of Long Islanders Sign Petitions Supporting Ban on Forced Overtime for Nurses
    http://www.nysna.org/NEWS/PRESS/pr2002/pr061702_b.htm


    State Legislations on Nurse Workplace Issues
    http://nursingworld.org/gova/state.htm

    Nursings Federal Agenda on Workplace Issues
    http://nursingworld.org/gova/federal/gfederal.htm


    This is what happens when nurses stand united.
    Last edit by -jt on Oct 6, '02
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   sjoe
    Thanks. Well done.
  4. by   spineCNOR


    Way to go, New York Nurses!!!
  5. by   -jt
    <We will get exactly as much crap as we will take>

    LOL!!!! I like that signature line!
    And I for one, aint takin' no more crap!
  6. by   rebelwaclause
    Originally posted by spineCNOR


    Way to go, New York Nurses!!!
    ^5 On those smiley's spineCNOR , And thanks for the ray of hope, jt. :kiss

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