**MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, Jan. 10**
Contact: Kristi Barnes | firstname.lastname@example.org | 646-853-4489
Eliza M. Bates | email@example.com |646-285-8491
NYC Nurse Strike Continues into Second Day at Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Bronx
Media Availabilities at 11 a.m. at Montefiore Moses Campus with Striking Nurses and Supporters
Three More NYSNA-Represented Hospitals Ratify New Contracts
New York, NY—NYC nurses are entering the second day of a strike for better patient care. Nurses at Montefiore Bronx and Mount Sinai Hospital will be back on the picket lines from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. today and every day until agreements can be reached.
WHAT: Day 2 Strike Media Availabilities with NYSNA Nurses and Supporters
WHERE: Montefiore Moses Campus
111 East 210th St., Bronx
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m.
ALL STRIKE LOCATIONS WHERE PICKETING WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM:
Montefiore Moses - 111 East 210th St., Bronx
Montefiore Weiler - 1825 Eastchester Rd., Bronx
Montefiore Hutch - 1250 Waters Pl., Bronx
Mount Sinai Hospital - 1 Gustave Levy Pl, Madison & 99th, NY
Yesterday, Montefiore nurses were on the strike line and back at the bargaining table, attempting to reach a tentative agreement. Negotiations did not take place at Mount Sinai Hospital, where thousands of nurses picketed throughout the day.
Late on Jan. 9, NYSNA nurses at three other hospitals ratified new contracts. Nurses at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Richmond University Medical Center, and BronxCare all approved new contracts.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO NEW YORKERS: DO NOT DELAY GETTING HOSPITAL CARE T
o all of our patients, to all New Yorkers, we want to be absolutely clear: If you are sick, please do not delay getting medical care, regardless of whether we are on strike. Patients should seek hospital care immediately if they need it. We would rather be the ones providing that care, but our bosses have pushed us to be out here instead. We appreciate solidarity from our patients — but going into the hospital to get the care you need is NOT crossing our strike line. In fact, we invite you to come join us on the strike line after you've gotten the care you need. We are out here so we can provide better patient care to you!
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 nysna.org.