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Are Unionized Construction Sites ‘Safer?’ A New Study ‘Shows They Are.’

Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in New York City Labor News
A Unionized construction job site is a safer job site. A new study by the Institute for Work and Health has found that lost-time injury claims to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in Canada are 31% lower on Unionized Building Trade Construction Jobs than they are in a Non-Union environment. The study also found that claims for severe more»

New York City Public Advocate ‘Welcomes’ Unionization In His Own Office

Published on Sunday, February 21, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has voluntarily recognized his Staff’s new Union - the Organized Advocates Staff Union (OASU). The group is part of the larger Campaign Workers Guild (CWG). “From the beginning of this process, I’ve been proud to support the Unionization effort and look forward to the next steps in more»

Guggenheim Museum Management Signs Contract With The IUOE After A Year Of ‘Tense’ Negotiations - Three-Year Agreement Covers 22 Full-Time Employees & 145 On-Call Staff

Published on Friday, February 19, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - After more than a year of tense negotiations, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has signed a contract with International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 30, the Union representing the museum’s Art Handlers and facilities Staff. The three-year contract covers 22 full-time Guggenheim Employees - including more»

COVID-19 ‘Fears Continue To Stalk The Workplace Despite’ Vaccine Rollout

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Trump Administration’s failure to develop a plan to distribute COVID vaccines, along with persistent problems with the current rollout, are spreading fear among American Workers forced to risk exposure to the killer virus without Federally-enforced Workplace Safety Standards. “I don’t feel safe,” Phil Andrews, more»

‘Unsafe Labor is Deadly Labor’ - ‘With All The Uncertainties’ Due To COVID-19 In The Business World, ‘The Need To Remain Safe And Union Strong Holds True Now More Than Ever’

Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in New York City Labor News
LaborPress.org Editor’s Note: Ben Kimmel is Member of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 94. He is also an Author, writer on thewrittenaddiction.com, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Certified Recovery Coach, Certified Professional Life Coach, and Peer & Wellness Advocate. (NEW YORK CITY) - Although commercial more»

Queens Defenders Fires Two Pro-Union Employees Amid Ongoing Union Election

Published on Monday, February 15, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) - Two Employees of the Indigent Defense Law Firm Queens Defenders were fired less than two months after the Staff announced a Union Drive with supermajority support. Both Employees, Social Worker Betsy Vasquez and Attorney Anna Avalone, are outspoken supporters of the ongoing Union Drive at Queens Defenders. Pro-Union Employees and a more»

Labor Perspective From Laborers Local 79 Member Mike “Millz” Negron: How New York City’s Leaders ‘Can Empower Black Re-Entry Workers Like Me’

Published on Sunday, February 14, 2021 in New York City Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Mass incarceration of Black and Brown Communities has led to an ever growing labor pool of vulnerable, disadvantaged and discriminated-against Workers. Labor brokers known as Body Shops prey on people returning home and leverage Workers' parole mandates of maintaining employment as a condition of their release. These more»

Teamsters-Represented Canada Dry Retirees ‘See Their Medical Benefits Vanish’

Published on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Dozens of Canada Dry Retirees and Members of Teamsters Local 812 who’ve spent more than 30 years in the sales and distribution subsidiary, saw their hard-earned health benefits slip away on February 1st, after Keurig Dr. Pepper (KDP) completed its takeover of the company. “What the Union tried to do was get the best more»

A Labor-Management Perspective: How New York City ‘Can Create More Affordable Housing & Quality Construction Jobs Too’

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in New York City Labor News
New York Daily News Editor’s Note: Mike Prohaska is business manager of Laborers’ Local 79. Ron Moelis is CEO and founding partner of L+M Development Partners. As New York City’s Mayoral and Council races heat up, all candidates must address the pressing need for high-quality affordable housing developed in thoughtful, more»

Here Are Seven Books ‘That Dive Into The Long History’ Of America’s Labor Movement

Published on Monday, February 8, 2021 in New York City Labor News
Here are the PBS NewsHour-New York Times’ Book Club choices on seven books that dive into the long history of America’s Labor Movement: Steven Greenhouse’s Beaten Down, Worked Up - When he started writing Beaten Down, Worked Up, Greenhouse had covered Organized Labor and workplace matters for two decades as a reporter with The New York more»

Journalists At The Daily News ‘Go Union’ - Organizing Effort At The Century-Old New York Tabloid Comes Roughly 25 Years After Its Editorial Union Was Effectively Broken

Published on Sunday, February 7, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Journalists at The Daily News, the 101-year-old New York tabloid that has fallen on hard times after an ownership change, pay cuts and sweeping layoffs, have announced they have formed a Union. Newsroom Employees at the paper, once a significant voice for the City’s Working Class, have not had representation since the mid-1990s, more»

The Alphabet Workers Union ‘Calls Out Google’s Diversity Problem - And More’

Published on Friday, February 5, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Earlier this year, in response to the discrimination, sexual harassment and inequities they saw in the workplace, dozens of Workers from Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc., came together to form the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU). Formation of the AWU in January, directly followed the termination of a former Black Female Co-Leader more»

Organized Labor & New York's Activist Left Begin Choosing Their Next City Council Class

Published on Thursday, February 4, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - With 31 members facing term-limits and with special elections slated to fill five recent vacancies, it is set to be a transformative year for the New York City Council. City politics have undergone a dynamic shift since the last class of Council Members was seated after the 2017 municipal election and activists and Organized Labor are more»

Jewish Labor Committee Awards Ceremony ‘Highlights Tough National Challenges Facing’ Organized Labor

Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Not long before this year’s inauguration, then-Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris sent the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) a video message of congratulations, an act virtually inconceivable for her predecessor, the virulently Anti-Union Mike Pence. Times are, indeed, changing. As the JLC recently held its first virtual awards more»

Union Leaders Push For Jail Time For Spitting On MTA Workers

Published on Monday, February 1, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York State Lawmakers should impose harsher punishments on those who spit on New York City Transit Workers, a group of fed up Union Leaders say. Legislation tucked into Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget would make spitting on an on-duty Transit Worker a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in more»

Actors’ Equity Association: Delays In Vaccinations ‘Further Damage’ The Arts Industry

Published on Sunday, January 31, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Actors’ Equity Association, the National Labor Union representing more than 51,000 Professional Actors and Stage Managers in live theatre, has released the following statement in response to the news that New York City recently canceled more than 23,000 vaccination appointments. “Postponing vaccine distribution is more»

The Office And Professional Employees International Union Launches Tech Workers Union Local 1010 ‘To Raise Standards For Tech Industry Employees’

Published on Friday, January 29, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) has announced the formation of its Tech Workers Union Local 1010, an arm of the Union with a mission to raise industry standards and provide all Tech Workers a better future in their workplaces through collective bargaining. OPEIU represents more than 103,000 Members more»

New York City’s Subway Station Tribute Honors 136 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Employees Lost To COVID-19, Including More Than 90 Transit Workers Union-Represented Members

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In a moving and beautiful tribute, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is honoring its 136 Employees who have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began with a digital memorial at 107 subway stations. The tribute features photos of the fallen Transit Workers accompanied by a poem titled “Travels Far” by more»

Labor Perspective From IUOE Local 94 Instructor Ben Kimmel: Unionized Contractors ‘Are Setting The Bar’ On Job Site Safety

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in New York City Labor News
LaborPress.org Editor’s Note: Ben Kimmel is a Member of New York City-headquartered International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 94, as well as an Author, Writer on www.thewrittenaddiction.com, a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Certified Recovery Coach, Certified Professional Life Coach, and Peer & Wellness Advocate. He can be more»

‘Wouldn’t You Like To See More Of This Kind Of Support For Organized Labor?’ - U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Skipped The Biden Inauguration to Join Striking Teamsters At The Hunts Point Produce Market In The Bronx

Published on Monday, January 25, 2021 in New York City Labor News
On Wednesday (January 20th), the day that Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, most of the Congressional top brass was there - about half of the Senate and a handful of House Members, including establishment stalwarts like Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell, as well as Progressive icons like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth more»

“We Fought This Battle For The Rest Of The Working People Of This Country” - Hunts Point Market Teamsters Settle Strike, ‘Win Biggest Raise In Memory’

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - After a week of cold-night picketing warmed by oil-drum fires, Union-represented Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx on Saturday (January 23rd) overwhelmingly ratified a contract that will increase their pay by about 10% over the next three years. The deal is the biggest raise Workers there have gotten within memory, more»

Unionized Editorial Employees At The New Yorker ‘Demand Pay Equity & A Fair Contract,’ Engage In 24-Hour Work Stoppage To Protest Management’s Egregious “Anti-Wage” Proposal

Published on Friday, January 22, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – On Thursday (January 21st), Editorial Employees of The New Yorker Union began a 24-hour work stoppage to demand fair wages and an equitable salary structure and to protest Condé Nast and The New Yorker management’s ongoing failure to bargaining in good faith and their offensive and unacceptable response to the NewsGuild more»

SAG-AFTRA Board Moves To Expel Trump - Former President Faces Disciplinary Hearing After Hollywood Union Finds He “Violated The Union’s Constitution”

Published on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in New York City Labor News
Impeachment isn’t the only thing Donald Trump could face now that he has left office. Earlier this week, the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced that it will hold a disciplinary hearing against the outgoing President, where he could face expulsion from the Actors’ more»

“These Are Essential Workers Making Sure The Food Supply Is Open For The City” - Cops Bust Hunts Point Teamsters-Represented Workers Striking For $1/Hour Raise During A Pandemic, Arrest Six For Blocking Traffic

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Six striking Union-represented Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx were arrested for blocking traffic shortly after midnight on Tuesday (January 19th). Video posted online by Teamsters Joint Council 16 showed several dozen Police Officers, some wearing riot helmets, trotting towards a group of about 25 Picketers more»

"They ‘Act Like They’re Doing Us A Favor’ - Hunts Point Produce Market Workers Strike Over Dispute That Involves A $1-An-Hour Raise & Additional Health Care Benefits

Published on Monday, January 18, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(THE BRONX, NEW YORK) - Millions of New Yorkers rely on the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx, which provides up to 60% of the city’s produce. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, and for the first time in decades, its Union-represented Workers voted to Strike over a wage dispute. About 150 Produce Handlers at the facility, represented by more»

New Report Shows Collective Bargaining Agreements Create 'Robust' Middle-Class Jobs For Union Construction Workers

Published on Friday, January 15, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - A new report says Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) help create "robust" Middle Class careers and make significant contributions to local economies. The report was produced by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (IEPI) and the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The authors more»

After a 35-Year Battle, Marriott Marquis Workers Win Union Recognition With The Hotel Trades Council, Finally Organizing The Largest & Oldest Non-Union Hotel In NYC

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The Hotel Trades Council (HTC) has finally succeeded in organizing the largest and oldest Non-Union hotel in New York City, the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. HTC won recognition as the Collective Bargaining Representative of the Workers in the Hotel’s Housekeeping Department. This victory marks the end of a more»

‘They Are ‘Finally Going To Get What They Deserve.’ ‘These Jobs Are On Their Way To Becoming Decent Jobs’” - Airport Workers ‘Cheer’ As Healthy Terminals Act Becomes Law In New York State

Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Many former and current Airport Workers, mostly Subcontracted Employees, started off the New Year with great news: Governor Andrew Cuomo finally signed the long-fought for Healthy Terminals Act into New York State Law. The measure will help provide current and future personnel with health care coverage. “I ‘thank’ more»

“My ‘Fear Is We’re Not Just Losing Jobs, We’re Losing Careers’” - American Federation Of Musicians Local 802 Warns Of ‘Looming And Great Cultural Depression’

Published on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Even in these extraordinary times, with millions having lost their jobs and tens of thousands of businesses having closed since the Coronavirus Pandemic spread, losses in the Performing Arts and related sectors have been staggering. During the quarter ending in September, when the overall unemployment rate averaged 8.5% - 52% of Actors, more»

Which New York City Front Line Workers Will Get the Next Shot at the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Published on Friday, January 8, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A month into the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, the de Blasio and Cuomo administrations have yet to fully spell out which “Front Line Essential Workers” are next in line after Health Care Staff and nursing homes get the shots. That’s increased anxiety for many New Yorkers hailed as heroes of the Coronavirus Pandemic more»

Transit Union Sues Over MTA Plan To Cut Subway Station Attendants

Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plan to eliminate 20 station booths and 185 Station Attendant jobs will leave hundreds of subway hubs dangerously understaffed, the agency’s largest Union has charged in a new lawsuit. TWU Local 100 is suing the cash-strapped agency in Manhattan Supreme Court to stop it from going ahead more»

Union-Represented Orchestra Members ‘Fire Back’ At Metropolitan Opera’s Decision To Hire ‘Non-Met’ Musicians For Virtual Gala

Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Met Orchestra Musicians are taking issue with a decision that was made by the Metropolitan Opera’s to utilize European Musicians for its New Year’s Eve Gala in Germany. In the statement, the Union-represented Musicians noted they’ve been unpaid for 10 months and that the Met’s actions have been an more»

The New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s 2020 Year In Review

Published on Sunday, January 3, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Now that the unprecedented year 2020 has come to an end, the New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s is taking the time to look back at all that the Labor Movement accomplished in the face of previously unimaginable obstacles. Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic, the New York City Labor Movement stood with Essential more»

NYC Housing Works Employees Overwhelmingly Vote To Unionize - Workers Will Begin Contract Negotiations In 2021

Published on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - After two years in the trenches and a tense confrontation last year with their employer, Housing Works staffers across New York City have voted to unionize. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) announced the non-profit’s Workers voted 88% to 12% to join the National Union, which represents 100,000 Workers across more»

‘Looking For A Great Career In The Trades?’ The Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Look To Fill 70 Apprenticeship Positions In The Bronx

Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(THE BRONX, NEW YORK) - The New York State Department of Labor has announced the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local Union 1 will conduct a recruitment session from January 29th, 2021 through December 17th, 2021 (excluding July 2021 and August 2021) for 25 Bricklayer-Mason Apprentices, 25 Pointer, more»

New York’s Building Trades Unions Are ‘Showing The Way Forward’ On Green Jobs

Published on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in New York City Labor News
The “jobs vs. environment” debate has raged on since the idea of a Green New Deal rose to national prominence in recent years. Despite being explicitly framed as a jobs program, the Right Wing continues to (sometimes successfully) wield the program as a weapon in the culture war, portraying it as kooky at best and Anti-Worker at worst. New more»

Queens Defenders Staff Announce Union Drive

Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) - Staff Attorneys and Social Workers employed at Queens Defenders (QD) have announced their intent to Go Union with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys-United Auto Workers (ALAA-UAW) Local 2325 by filing an election petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). QD provides criminal defense and related services for indigent more»

New York's Minimum Wage Hike Set To Take Place ‘Amid Ongoing’ Pandemic Struggles

Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has announced it will proceed with a scheduled increase in the minimum wage that was scheduled to take effect before the COVID-19 Pandemic started. The increases take effect on December 31st - on that day, the minimum wage on Long Island and Westchester County will jump a dollar to $14 more»

This Is What A Union Can Do For You: Future plc Ratifies First Union Contract With Writers Guild Of America/East - Three-Year Deal Provides A Third Of Company’s Lowest-Paid Employees With A Pay Increase Averaging $10,000

Published on Monday, December 21, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK, NEW YORK) - Future plc, the multi-platform media company, has ratified its first Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Writers Guild of America/East (WGAE). The three-year contract will provide a third of the company’s lowest-paid Employees with a pay increase averaging $10,000. Future plc’s 53-Member Unit includes the more»

New York City Advances Bill That Protects Fast Food Workers ‘From Being Fired Without A Valid Reason’

Published on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City has advanced legislation that would protect Fast Food Workers from being fired without due cause and allow those Workers to appeal their terminations if necessary, according to The New York Times. New York could become one of the first cities in the U.S. to protect jobs within such a large industry, The Times reported. "No more»

“If They Win Through These Protests, It Echoes The Power Of Unions” - New York City Carpenter Says Striking Indian Farmers Are Creating ‘Appropriate Havoc’

Published on Friday, December 18, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - For the past three weeks, tens of thousands of Indian Farmers have blocked highways around New Delhi to demand the repeal of three laws enacted in September by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government that deregulate the market for produce. On November 26th, in what might have been the largest single protest in world history, an more»

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority ‘Holds Off On Approving Draconian Cuts’ To NYC Transit That Would Reduce 9,367 Jobs - Transport Workers Union President Says His Union “Intends To Fight” The Layoffs

Published on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – In a sharp reversal, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has announced it will hold off on approving a budget that includes thousands of layoffs and draconian cuts to transit services, according to sources with knowledge of the decision, The New York Daily News reports. The agency last month proposed a 40% cut to more»

President Of The Building & Construction Trades Council For Nassau And Suffolk Counties Calls ‘Anti-Mask’ Crowd ‘Sinful’ - Champions ‘Smart’ Safety Protocols

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK) – Last Spring, Long Island was a hotbed of COVID-19 and efforts to curtail the virus resulted in The Empire State eventually ranking fourth in the lowest infection rates nationwide, which helped many Suffolk County businesses keep the lights on. “A coalition of Labor, government and private business leaders sat together more»

Child Care Assistance ‘Will Be Essential’ For Front-Line Workers In The Coming Months

Published on Sunday, December 13, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(WILSONVILLE, OREGON) - Liz Sabin never thought she’d have to rely on her sister to take a sick day from work to care for Sabin’s children, who are 2 and 7 years old - but that’s where she’s at. Nine months into the Coronavirus Pandemic, Sabin - a Nurse at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, and a member of more»

Committee To Protect Journalists Ratifies First Union Contract With WGA East

Published on Friday, December 11, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The 30-member Bargaining Unit at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) ratified its first Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). After a year of negotiations, CPJ agreed to a three-year agreement that includes significant gains. The deal comes after more than 600 Members of the WGAE working more»

“To Do This During A Deadly Virus Is Just Ridiculous” - Metropolitan Opera Wants Stagehands To Take 30% Pay Cut, Union ‘Rejects’ Proposal

Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Metropolitan Opera said this week that it needs to slash its Workers’ long-term contracts by 30% to survive - a proposal rejected by the Union representing its Employees, a new report said. Because of the impasse, the Met added, it would lock out the few dozen Stagehands still working amid the pandemic at midnight Tuesday more»

See ‘The Killing Floor’ - Race War & Union Struggle In Chicago’s Stockyards

Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Upton Sinclair, Author of The Jungle, said that his 1906 novel of Workers’ lives in the Chicago Stockyards had “aimed for the public’s heart, and by accident hit it in the stomach” - in other words, that readers were less appalled by reading about a father who lost an arm on the job than by the possibility that some more»

‘Take It Back’ Campaign Urges Non-Union Workers To ‘Rise Up’ Against Greedy Developers

Published on Sunday, December 6, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Over the last eight to 10 years, Non-Union contractors paying little more than minimum wage have made inroads into large-scale construction in Manhattan. Now, the #TakeItBack Campaign, consisting of a coalition of several Building Trades Union Locals, wants to turn that around. “Every job we go to, ‘it’s the same more»

From Hard Ball Press, ‘A Pandemic Nurse’s Diary’ - This Is What Fighting COVID-19 ‘Looks Like’

Published on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Not long after the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, LaborPress began publishing the first-person experiences of an Intensive Care Unit Nurse who is helping treat Coronavirus patients inside a New York City hospital that is largely serving impoverished Communities of Color. Now, those heart-wrenching and harrowing accounts from the front more»

LaborPress Profiles New York State Nurses Association President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez

Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez didn’t plan on becoming a Nurse, let alone the President of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), but nonetheless she found herself working in a hospital like both of her parents and further learning the importance being a part of a Union. “Well, ‘I think I have a nursing personality, but more»