For Immediate Release: March 22, 2019
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**MEDIA ADVISORY: NURSES STRIKE DATE POSTPONED**
MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE APRIL 2ND STRIKE DATE
ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER PROGRESS WAS MADE IN THE BARGAINING AT THE MOUNT SINAI, MONTEFIORE AND NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL SYSTEMS
New York, NY – Members of the New York State Nurses Association announce the postponement of the strike date set for April 2nd after progress was made in the bargaining at the Mount Sinai, Montefiore, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital Systems.
This breakthrough comes after six months of negotiations.
The potential of a strike is now on hold, pending further negotiations regarding the details of a new contract. Those talks will continue on Wednesday, March 27.
The progress in negotiations includes significant movement in safe staffing as well as the creation of a fund to improve and enforce safe staffing grids by the hiring of additional nurses.
We will release more information next week as the talks continue.
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The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) represents more than 42,000 members in New York State. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses. For more information, please visit our website at www.nysna.org.