For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Genovese, 518.782.9400, ext. 353
MANHATTAN, March 4, 2008 – Registered nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital will conduct their second informational picket in three weeks in protest of their stalled contract negotiations on Tuesday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of the hospital at 1425 Madison Ave.
The 1,900 RNs are represented by the New York State Nurses Association. Their most recent three-year contract expired on Dec. 31, 2007.
The RNs have been trying through contract negotiations to solve staffing problems by improving the hospital’s ability to recruit and retain nurses. But after four days of negotiations last week, the two parties were unable to reach agreement.
With more than 36,000 members, the New York State Nurses Association is the nation's oldest and largest state nurses’ association. NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education, research, and practice; engages in legislative activity; and provides collective bargaining services to registered nurses. Its mission is to advance the profession of nursing and protect the public's health.