The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) recently negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement that affects thousands of registered nurses across the state. This agreement includes a number of important provisions related to wages, benefits, and working conditions.

One of the key components of the new agreement is a significant increase in pay for nurses. Under the terms of the agreement, nurses will receive a 3% pay raise each year for the next three years. This is a substantial increase compared to the 1% pay raises that had been in place in previous contracts.

In addition to the pay increases, the new collective bargaining agreement also includes improvements to nurses` benefits. For example, nurses will now have access to a new health care plan that offers more comprehensive coverage at a lower cost than previous plans. They will also be eligible for increased retirement benefits, including a more generous pension plan.

The new agreement also contains provisions related to working conditions. For example, nurses will now have more say in their scheduling and will be able to request time off more easily. They will also have more input into decisions related to staffing levels and patient assignments.

Overall, the new collective bargaining agreement represents a major victory for nurses in the state of New York. By negotiating better wages, benefits, and working conditions, NYSNA has helped to improve the lives of thousands of registered nurses and ensure that they are able to provide the best possible care to their patients.