June 16, 2014

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Thousands of nurses and caregivers — including many at Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center — will be holding protests for quality care and good jobs at over 100 facilities throughout the New York City area.

The “informational picket lines” at hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other facilities mark the launch of an effort to educate patients and the public about healthcare CEOs “who are severely threatening the quality of healthcare services and jobs for New Yorkers,” said 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, which represents over 250,000 healthcare workers in New York State, and more than 400,000 total members throughout the East Coast, in a written statement.

Read more

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someonePrint this page

    Published: June 16, 2014