Nathan Littauer Nurses On Unfair Labor Practice Strike

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New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) registered nurse’s, 130 in all, are going on an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike tomorrow, January 6 at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. This is not an action they take lightly, but with management refusing to bargain in good faith they are ready to take a stand.

The nurses need the support of the public to ensure Nathan Littauer puts patients before profits, and the care of this community ahead of its concern for the corporate bottom line. Please help us take a stand with our NYSNA RNs to win the fair contract they deserve!

Show your support for the registered nurses of Nathan Littauer Hospital who are striking tomorrow!

  • Wed, Jan. 6th | 7 am | Nathan Littauer Hospital
  • Wed, Jan. 6th | 12 pm | Nathan Littauer Hospital
  • Wed, Jan. 6th | 5 pm | Nathan Littauer Hospital

 

Registered nurses have presented contract proposals to management that would raise patient care standards, provide affordable healthcare for caregivers, fair wages and provide a meaningful way to resolve staffing concerns, but instead the 130 RN’s – all members of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) — have suffered numerous attempts by hospital management to bypass the union. Nurses at Nathan Littauer have faced intimidation and retaliation for union activities and advocacy, continued bad faith bargaining, and unfair labor practices.

In retaliation for the strike the CEO of Nathan Littauer has planned a four day lockout of workers directly following the Unfair Labor Practice strike, unnecessarily keeping experienced and skilled caregivers from their patients.


NYSNA Rn’s will continue to rally each day of the lockout at 12 pm (January 7th-10th). 

The nurses need the support of the public to ensure that Nathan Littauer puts patients before profits, and the care of this community ahead of its concern for the corporate bottom line.
Please help us take a stand with our NYSNA RNs to win the fair contract that they deserve!

In Solidarity,

New York State AFL-CIO

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. During the 1980’s I was an community organizer in solidarity with striking nurses at Buffalo General Hospital, when nurses went on strike against management who refused to bargain in good faith with nurses at the hospital. During negotiations with the hospital, the hospital declared a lockout and began hiring scabs in order to break the picket line. As the tensions grew on the picket line, the hospital purposefully drove into the picket line causing many injuries to staffers on the line. Nurses United, called for solidarity with lower paid workers, mostly Black and Latino, who were in their own struggles for higher wages, better working conditions and a right for getting into higher grade positions at the hospital. The struggle for the nurses broadened the scope of the struggle by showing solidarity with other workers who were fighting their own battles. In the course of the struggle a call came out for uniting with Beverage handlers, who was in negotiations with a major whole sale distributor trying to break the union. The struggle ended as the once powerful UAW allied itself with the nurses and the Beverage Handlers Union, to help bring the management back to the bargaining table. After months of fierce struggle the Unions won favorable contracts and raises in wages and health benefits. The concept of solidarity should be a lesson that the union movement of today should have enshrined as a means of wining rights for Unionized and Non-Unionized worker.
    The people united; will never be defeated.

  2. It’s an outrage that educated professionals are being underpaid like this. It seems like our state government is more concerned about workers at McDonalds (which were supposed to be PT jobs for HS and college students) than about people who have busted their butts to got to college and try to enter the middle class–buy houses, send their own kids to college, etc. FOR SHAME. We need to SUPPORT THESE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS and send a message to Albany that professional people are sick of being the PACK MULES of NYS government!

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