“Congratulations to NYSNA’s public sector nurses on their hard-fought victory for a fair contract with NYC Health + Hospitals that secures pay parity wage increases, safe staffing ratios, and additional measures to improve retention. Our public sector nurses serve patients that are overwhelmingly from low-income, immigrant, and underserved communities. Their work is essential to advancing healthcare, economic, and racial justice throughout our city. As a city, we must continue to invest in our frontline healthcare staff and fix the structural issues that can lead to inequities in working environments and healthcare outcomes. These historic contract wins help all New Yorkers because high-quality patient care starts with the well-being of our hardworking nurses.”