Nurses Ratify Contracts After Strike at Two NYC Hospitals
NEW YORK (AP) Nurses who went on strike at two major New York City hospitals this month have ratified the contracts that were hammered out to end the walkout, their union said Tuesday.
The New York State Nurses Association said 98% of nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center voted in favor of the contracts. They include raises totaling 19% over three years, commitments to hire more nurses, and new provisions to enforce promised staffing levels including potential fines that would be paid to the nurses if the hospitals fall short, according to the union.
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