**MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY, Jan. 6 AT 11:30 AM**: NYSNA to Hold Press Briefing on Negotiations and Strike Update

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More Details Released on Tentative Agreements at Maimonides and Richmond University Medical Center

New York, NY—NYSNA will hold a press briefing today, Jan. 6 from 11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. with NYSNA President Nancy Hagans, RN, BSN, CCRN. 

This short briefing will provide an update about what is happening with contract negotiations at hospitals that will strike beginning Jan. 9 unless tentative contract agreements can be reached. There will be opportunities to ask questions.

The briefing will be recorded and distributed to members of the press who register at the link below. You must register below to attend.

Tentative agreements were reached late Jan. 4 at Maimonides Medical Center and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Highlights of the agreements include:


  • Improves safe staffing ratios in several units and adds additional nursing positions
  • Improves the staffing enforcement and dispute resolution process, including a new expedited arbitration procedure with remedies
  • A three-year contract with annual salary increases of 7%, 6% and 5%. 
  • Preserves the NYSNA health benefits with no increased cost to employees.

Richmond University Medical Center:

  • Safe staffing gains through restrictions on non-nursing functions
  • Improves staffing enforcement with new expedited arbitration for staffing violations and a new critical staffing adjustment procedure
  • A three-year contract with annual salary increases of 7%, 6% and 5%. 

All tentative agreements reached at NewYork-Presbyterian, Maimonides and RUMC must be voted on and ratified by union members at each facility. Voting at Maimonides will be completed on Friday, Jan. 6, at NewYork-Presbyterian on Saturday, Jan. 7, and RUMC on Monday, Jan. 9. 


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.


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