The New York State Nurses associations say nearly 10,000 of its workers at three city hospitals may walk off the job.
With the backing of the union, nurses in St. Luke's Roosevelt, Mount Sinai, and Montefiore Hospital have been unable to reach a contract deal. There could be a potential strike over the holidays, according to NY1. The union will release a radio ad on Monday, detailing the nurses frustrations.
Our employer refuses to increase the number of nurses at the bedside, compromising our ability to give you the care we believe you deserve. Sadly for patients, hospital executives are acting disgracefully in talks with nurses, even though these hospitals are successful and profitable, the ad says, according to NY1.
Nurses at New York Presbyterian hospital say they have reached a tentative deal with their employer. However, the other three hospitals administrations say pressure to cut budgets and Medicaid makes it difficult for them to provide higher labor costs.