For Immediate Release
Contact: Bernie Mulligan, 518.782.9400, ext. 371
MANHATTAN, December 27, 2011 – The New York State Nurses Association, which represents the 1,300 registered professional nurses at St.Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan, has reached a tentative agreement with hospital management.
Members will vote on the proposed four-year contract on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
The tentative agreement addresses the nurses' principal concerns throughout the negotiations - affordable health care, relief for members with high prescription costs, safe staffing levels for patients and nurses, and fair wages.
With this tentative agreement, negotiations continue at two remaining major New York City hospitals - Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.
An agreement was ratified by the nurses at New York-Presbyterian Hospital earlier this month.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.
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