Nurses union fires potty-mouth rep berating nurse fighting for PPE

The New York State Nurses Association fired a union rep Thursday for calling a Mount Sinai nurse who sounded the alarm about an insufficient provide of private protecting gear a “piece of s–t” and telling her to “shut the f–k up.”

Sources stated the nurses’ union ousted rep Terry Alaimo for her potty-mouthed tirade in opposition to Mount Sinai West nurse Diane Torres after it was first reported in The Post that she posted a photograph of her colleagues carrying trash luggage for robes.

Alaimo issued an announcement informing nurses at Mount Sinai of her removing as their union rep Thursday afternoon.

“Dear Committee Members, I am writing to let you know I have been terminated from NYSNA. It has been an honor and a privilege working with you,” she stated within the e-mail.

Torres hailed the union’s motion.

“I am glad they finally listened and did the right thing. Everyone needs to be held to the same standards,” Torres stated.

“What do you think would happen to a nurse that sends an email like that about any individual? She would be crucified and fired on the spot there would be no buts or ifs and no one to defend her/his actions.”

Torres, 33, who posted the now-viral photograph on Facebook, was begging for provides and data again in February however was frequently rebuffed by hospital administration, emails she despatched to her union reps present.

By mid-March, Torres was infuriated by the continued lack of substances and that she wasn’t receiving satisfactory assist from the union, so she posted the photograph of her colleagues carrying the makeshift, Hefty-fashioned protecting garb.

“NO MORE GOWNS IN THE WHOLE HOSPITAL,” Torres, a mother of three, wrote within the publish.

Terry Alaimo in an undated Facebook photo.
Terry Alaimo in an undated Facebook photograph.

When Torres’ image bought out and made it on the entrance web page of The Post, Alaimo slammed her in an e-mail to a number of union members and claimed her outcry was baseless.

“Diane is full of s–t and has no F–king [idea] what is really going on … Tell Diane to shut the f–k up and if she has an issue to call me. She is not helping and I am sure she is not working. She is a useless piece of s–t,” Alaimo, an NYSNA space director for the Mount Sinai System, wrote within the e-mail obtained by The Post.

“Feel free to share,” Alaimo wrote on the finish of the e-mail.

Torres stated she didn’t know Alaimo effectively and took offense when the union first described the verbal tirade from its rep as a private feud between the 2.

“Most nurses were very supportive and enraged at the email and the response of the union after I verbalized concerns for our safety…I’m so thankful to all those colleagues who stood by me in solidarity and pushed for some action to be taken from NYSNA,” she stated.

“I’m glad they found their voice and used their power to push for a positive change. We need support now more than ever and no one should be trying to silence us when we say we are in danger and we are scared for our lives.”

The Nurses Association declined remark.