Registered nurses from Mount Sinai, Montefiore, and New York Presbyterian hospitals have postponed the strike scheduled for April 2, 2019, according to the nurse’s union.
The union said negotiations between the New York City Hospital Alliance who represents Montefiore Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital/Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai Hospital, and New York Presbyterian and the New York State Nurses Association are making progress during the six-month process.
The registered nurses alleged that due to the massive amount of shortages in staffing and the work conditions which were poor, patients were being put at risk.
In a statement, the union stated that the stated the strike is postponed until further notice as negotiations have been progressing. This included the creation of a funding source which would enforce and improve staffing by hiring more nurses.
Over 10,000 nurses were set to walk out on April 2. The negotiations will continue on March 27. A spokesperson for the hospital alliance verified the strike notice was withdrawn, and talks will continue in good faith.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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