7,000 NYC Nurses Remain On Strike At Two Hospitals

Thousands of nurses continue to walk the picket line outside two hospitals in New York City.

They’re on strike, demanding better pay and staffing as part of contract negotiations with Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. The hospitals say they’ve been forced to cancel appointments and divert patients to other medical facilities.

Mount Sinai claims it’s offered nurses a 19 percent pay raise. The union claims there are 12 patients for every nurse in the emergency room and that means patients aren’t getting the care they need.

Wednesday is the third day of the strike. Negotiations are reportedly continuing between the union and Montefiore, but talks are said to be stalled with Mount Sinai.

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