New York Daily News: MANHATTAN – After nearly four days on strike, two of New York City’s major hospitals have reached a tentative settlement with the New York State Nursing Association.
Thousands of nurses from Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center staged a walkout at 6am Monday, calling for better pay and nurse-to-patient ratio. Many started to return to work early Thursday following the news of a tentative agreement. Governor Kathy Hochul greeted returning nurses at Mount Sinai just before dawn.
“Through our unity and by putting it all on the line, we won enforceable safe staffing ratios at both Montefiore and Mount Sinai where nurses went on strike for patient care,” NYSNA President Nancy Hagans said in a statement. “Today, we can return to work with our heads held high, knowing that our victory means safer care for our patients and more sustainable jobs for our profession.”
This is a developing story.