“Jill Furillo and the hardworking members of the New York State Nurses Association delivered a victory for working men and women at Albany Medical Centerand for nurses statewide.
Congratulations to the registered nurses of Albany Med for standing up for their rights to organize and fight for stronger benefits, wages, and staffing schedules—they will be stronger for it. New York is a union state, and we believe in the power of organized labor to fight for fairness, decency and respect.
Last month, my administration launched an immediate investigation into disturbing allegations of threatening and coercive behavior against the nurses ahead of this vote. We will hold accountable anyone who illegally tried to prevent or dissuade the nurses from unionizing.
At a time when organized labor is under attack across the country, I stand shoulder to shoulder with our union brothers and sisters and all those seeking to organize.”