Nurses don’t want to strike. Bosses have pushed us to strike by refusing to seriously consider our proposals to address the desperate crisis of unsafe staffing that harms our patients.New York State Nurses Association in a statement. More than 7,000 nurses at two of New York City’s major hospitals walked out on Monday morning after failed negotiation talks.
Why It Matters: The Nurses Association – a union that represents nurses across 12 hospitals in New York City – sought to negotiate new union contracts over the weekend. Some hospitals adopted a new contract but for those that didn't, more than 7,000 nurses went on strike in what is now the largest NYC nursing strike in decades. Negotiations over increased staffing levels and salary raises are still under way at the hospitals nurses struck at – Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side.
by Jenna Lee,