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Nurses Defend Union Contract - Response to May 26 Posting of Labor Notes Column

Anthony Ciampa, Jaiveer Grewal, Mary Ellen Warden, Wendy Braithwaite, Heather May Portside
Negotiating committees at each of the hospitals are nurses elected by nurses. They have the final say prior to ratification by the entire nurse membership. Approved by a 2/3 majority, the contract breaks new ground in establishing safe staffing.

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Controversial Settlement Divides New York Nurses

Chris Brooks Labor Notes
After a strike threat and a contentious ratification vote, 13,000 members of the New York State Nurses Association settled a contract that achieved gains but fell short of the union’s goal of winning safe nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.

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Question 1: The Road Not Travelled

Jason Pramas Dig Boston
A broader appeal by Question 1 in Massachusetts could have resulted in a win for nurses and patients.

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Labor's Last Stand

Garret Keizer Harper's Magazine
Unions must either demand a place at the table or be part of the meal
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