We don’t want to strike, but we will if we have to!
In March, nurses across New York City at Mount Sinai, Montefiore and Presbyterian voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike - 8,533 Yes to 230 No. An overwhelming margin of 97%.
We do not wish to strike; we wish to negotiate a fair contract for our patients, for ourselves, and for our families. But our hospitals have made absolutely no meaningful proposals for settlement after many months.
Our #1 issue is Safe Staffing. We need minimum staffing ratios in order to give good care to our patients. Our hospitals have repeatedly tried to silence our voices on the need for safe staffing. We won’t be silent any longer.
If we have to strike, know that we are striking for you - New York City. We work at some of the largest and well-funded hospitals in the world. There is absolutely no reason these hospitals cannot raise the standard of care for the people of New York. That is precisely what we are fighting for - to Deliver the Healthcare that New Yorkers Deserve.
We thank you for your support.
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