FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday Dec. 30, 2022
Contact: Kristi Barnes | firstname.lastname@example.org | 646-853-4489
Eliza M. Bates | email@example.com | 646-285-8491
Strike Notices Delivered at Eight Hospitals and Counting
New York, NY—NYSNA nurses at eight hospitals, including NewYork-Presbyterian, Montefiore, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Morningside and West, Maimonides, BronxCare, Richmond University Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center delivered 10-day notices to strike today. NYSNA will continue to bargain non-stop between now and January 9th in the hopes of reaching agreements.
The 10-day notices give hospitals time to plan care for patients while nurses are on strike. But the best way for management to protect patients is to listen to nurses and settle fair contracts that protect patient care in the next 10 days.
This notice means that approximately 16,000 nurses and counting will go on strike beginning Jan. 9 in at least eight hospitals, unless we can reach fair contract agreements before then. NYSNA will provide a more complete report tomorrow, after negotiations are completed.
The New York State Nurses Association represents more than 42,000 members in New York State. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses. NYSNA is an affiliate of National Nurses United, AFL-CIO, the country's largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses, with more than 225,000 members nationwide.
For more information, visit www.nysna.org.