Statement on Negotiations and Strike

Contact: Kristi Barnes | | 646-853-4489
Eliza M. Bates | | 646-285-8491

The New York State Nurses Association released the following statement: 

 "We welcome the Governor’s support in fighting for fair contracts that protect our patients, and we will not give up on our fight to ensure that our patients have enough nurses at the bedside. We call on Gov. Hochul to join us in putting patients over profits and to enforce existing nurse staffing laws. Gov. Hochul should listen to frontline COVID nurse heroes and respect our federally-protected labor and collective bargaining rights. Nurses don’t want to strike. Bosses have pushed us to strike by refusing to seriously consider our proposals to address the desperate crisis of unsafe staffing that harms our patients." 


NYSNA will not be hosting a press briefing tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. Should management force nurses to strike on Monday, elected officials, labor and community allies will join striking NYSNA nurses on the picket line Monday, Jan. 9 at 12 PM noon for a press conference outside Mount Sinai Hospital at Madison and E. 99th Street in Manhattan.


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.

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The New York State Nurses Association is a union of 42,000 frontline nurses united together for strength at work, our practice, safe staffing, and healthcare for all. We are New York's largest union and professional association for registered nurses.