Nurses at Saint Anthony Community Hospital to vote to join the New York State Nurses Association

Warwick. Approximately 100 nurses seek union membership.

26 Jun 2020 | 12:51

Nurses at Saint Anthony Community Hospital are voting on whether to join the New York State Nurses Association.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will administer the election via mail-in ballot. Ballots are due back July 10 and will be counted later in the month.

“As nurses, we are an incredibly powerful force, and by joining NYSNA, we can collectively advance our profession,” said Victor Marceano, RN, at Saint Anthony’s. “With our collective voice we can be more effective advocates for our patients and ourselves. We call on Westchester Medical Center and Saint Anthony management to work with us so we can continue to deliver the highest quality care to our neighbors and loved ones.”

From Orange County to Westchester to Putnam to Albany, thousands of nurses have organized a union with NYSNA in the past two years. The COVID-19 pandemic did not slow the pace of organizing, as nurses around the state looked to have a greater voice in health and safety, nurse staffing and other issues that the pandemic intensified.

“We stand shoulder to shoulder with our fellow first responders in the police and fire department as well as all front line essential workers who keep our communities’ safe and healthy,” said Denise Klienman, Obstetrics RN at Saint Anthony’s. “All workers deserve due process and a voice on the job. We believe that when we come together and speak under the protections of a union contract, we can lift up standards for everyone.”

The New York State Nurses Association represents more than 42,000 members in New York State. For more information, visit www.nysna.org.