Tentative Deal Reached To End Nurses Strike

A nurses union and two hospitals have reached a tentative agreement that will bring a three day strike to an end.

Since Monday, 7,000 nurses had been walking the picket lines at Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. They had been demanding better pay and staffing.

“This is a historic victory for New York City nurses and for nurses across the country. NYSNA nurses have done the impossible, saving lives night and day, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and now we’ve again shown that nothing is impossible for nurse heroes,” union president Nancy Hagans said in a statement.

The agreement will give nurses a 19 percent pay raise and 170 new positions will be created.

“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,” Hagans said.

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