A Better Hospital

After months of intense negotiations, the union has inked a deal with NYC Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H) that sharply curbs the agency’s reliance

Workers at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to join together in a union, overcoming an intimidation campaign by hospital management. In doing so, they gained a voice in the workplace to improve patient care and address such issues as short staffing and stagnant wages.
More than 20,000 members of AFSCME Local 3299 who work for the University of California have walked off their jobs to protest the growing inequality within the UC workforce, including yawning income gaps between administrators and workers and widening racial disparities.
Last fall, the members of Local 1363 (AFSCME Florida) overwhelmingly approved a strong new contract that promised to strengthen workers’ voices within Miami-Dade County’s Jackson Health System and improve services in the state’s most populous area.

Whether you're a registered nurse, tech, or a housekeeper, all hospital workers deserve a voice to ensure our patients are getting the care they need. That's why across the country we're coming together and exercising our freedom to be heard.