Strike Authorization: Members of the NYS Nurses Association at Montefiore-New Rochelle Hospital overwhelmingly vote to authorize a strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2020
Contact: Carl Ginsburg | carl.ginsburg@nysna.org | 917.405.1060

NYSNA calls on Montefiore Management to come to the table With a Fair Contract for the Nurses and for the Patients they serve

New Rochelle, NY — The New York State Nurses Association announced today that its members at Montefiore-New Rochelle Hospital have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike.

The registered nurses at the hospital have been working without a contract for over two years.

Hospital management has refused to address issues like safe staffing, education and health benefits as well as fair wages. Management has also tried to silence and intimidate nurses and has failed to provide key staffing information. It is a time for a fair contract to make sure patients at New Rochelle hospital get the care they need and deserve.

“The nurses at Montefiore-New Rochelle Hospital have been working day and night to take care of our patients, especially with New Rochelle being the original hotspot in the battle against COVID-19. It is unconscionable that Montefiore management refuses to come to the table with a fair contract. It’s about respect for the nurses and the community,” said Kathy Santoiemma, RN, 43 year veteran of New Rochelle Hospital.

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