RNs - New York

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Montefiore Reaches Contract Accord With Nurses

Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, December 30, 2011 Nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx settled their contract Friday, joining several other large New York City hospitals that recently reached their own agreements and bringing labor peace - or at least a truce - on the brink of the new year. The settlement came three days after the nurses walked out of negotiations and threatened to strike on January 10 over staffing and wages. In the final deal, Montefiore sweetened the package for its 2,300 registered nurses by adding a $750 bonus and quicker hiring of 125 new registered nurses. ... Montefiore

Deals Appear to Avert Nurses’ Strikes at Two Hospital Centers

Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, December 27, 2011 A nursing strike has been averted at two of Manhattan’s busiest hospital centers, as union and hospital negotiators reached tentative deals over pay and benefits, officials involved in the talks said Tuesday. The 1,300 nurses at Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center had given notice they would strike on January 3 but were able to resolve disagreements over health benefits. Officials at Mount Sinai Medical Center said Tuesday that they, too, had reached a tentative settlement with the nurses’ union, though details of the deal were not available. ... Deals

Deal reached to avert NYC hospital nurse strike

Associated Press, December 27, 2011

New York - Negotiators for 1,300 nurses at a private New York City hospital have reached a tentative deal on a four-year contract to avert a threatened strike next week, while negotiations continue at two other hospitals where nurses have worked without contracts for the past year, officials said Tuesday. Continuum Health Partners Communities and the New York State Nurses Association announced the deal a week before the nurses at Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan had planned to strike.

Montefiore Nurses Set a Strike Date

Sumathi Reddy, Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2011

Unionized nurses at the Bronx's Montefiore Medical Center have given notice they intend to strike on January 10 unless a contract deal is struck, the hospital and union said.

The notice comes as the union, the New York State Nurses Association, has reached tentative contracts with three other hospitals - most recently with Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan on Tuesday. Mount Sinai's 2,200 registered nurses will vote on the four-year agreement January 3 to January 5, said union spokesman Bernie Mulligan.

Montefiore Nurses May Strike on January 10

Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, December 28, 2011 In an unexpected move, nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx said Wednesday that they would strike on January 10 if they could not resolve issues involving staffing levels and salaries. The 10-day notice came after nurses and management said they believed they were close to an agreement on a new contract, and a day after two other major hospitals - Mount Sinai Medical Center and Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan - reached tentative deals with their nurses. Montefiore hospital and union officials said that they had agreed to increase staffing ratios in medical and surgical units ... Montefiore

Montefiore nurses edge closer to strike

Staffing issues are the sticking point between 2,000 unionized nurses and hospital officials; the union reached deals with two other hospitals earlier this week.
Daniel Massey, Crain's New York Business, December 28, 2011

Negotiations between Montefiore Medical Center and the union representing its 2,000 nurses broke down late Tuesday over staffing issues, prompting union officials to issue a notice of intent to strike January 10.

Two other major hospitals in the city reached deals with the union this week, and Montefiore was expected to follow suit. But late Tuesday, talks faltered as the sides failed to reach a compromise on changes the union sought to staffing levels.

Nursing Strikes Averted at 2 of 3 NYC Hospitals

Showdown still looms at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. NBC New York, December 28, 2011 A union representing thousands of New York City nurses is threatening to send them out on strike at one of the nation's busiest hospitals, even as it reached a deal for a new contract at another big medical center across town. The New York State Nurses Association said Wednesday that it had tentatively settled contract negotiations with The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, averting a strike pending a ratification vote. But it also gave formal notice that it may call a strike at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx if negotiations over a new contract for nurses there remain unsettled in 10 days. The union represents about 2,000 nurses at the hospital.

Montefiore RNs serve notice to strike January 10

Meanwhile, nurses reach contract agreement at Mount Sinai. New York State Nurses Association, December 28, 2011 New York – As one New York State Nurses Association local bargaining unit resolved its contract dispute Tuesday evening, another was left with no other choice but to serve the employer with a strike notice. At Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, management refused during a lengthy negotiating session Tuesday night to offer substantial progress. So the negotiating committee for the 2,300 RNs served management with a required 10-day notice of intent to strike, starting at 7 AM on Tuesday, January 10. ... Montefiore

Flushing Hospital threatens to terminate nurses’ health and pension plans

RNs to protest with informational picketing on January 5. New York State Nurses Association, December 28, 2011 Flushing – Upset that management plans to stop payments to their health and pension plans, registered nurses at Flushing Hospital Medical Center are planning a protest for next week. The RNs are currently negotiating a new contract with management and are seeking to improve their working conditions. But hospital CEO Robert Levin has refused to sign interim agreements that continue the benefit plans. To show management they won’t be intimidated, the nurses will conduct an informational picket from 11:30 AM to 1 PM Thursday, January 5, in front of the hospital ... Flushing

Nurses, Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt reach agreement

Strike notice withdrawn pending ratification. New York State Nurses Association, December 27, 2011 Manhattan - The New York State Nurses Association, which represents the 1,300 registered professional nurses at Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan, has reached a tentative agreement with hospital management. Members will vote on the proposed four-year contract on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. The tentative agreement addresses the nurses' principal concerns throughout the negotiations - affordable health care, relief for members with high prescription costs, safe staffing levels for patients and nurses, and fair wages. ... Nurses

Benedictine nurses approve first contract!

New York State Nurses Association, December 23, 2011 Kingston – Registered nurses at Benedictine Hospital approved their first-ever union contract last night – a contract that will help provide for stable and fair working conditions and protect nurses’ workplace rights. The RNs first elected the New York State Nurses Association their collective bargaining representative in November 2008. Contract negotiations started on December 22 of that year. And now, three years to the day, they have a contract. “Initial agreements can be difficult to negotiate, and this one was especially so, because of the determined effort by the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley to deny the nurses the right to a fair contract” ... Benedictine

1,300 NYC nurses to strike on January 3

After their contract negotiations broke down, the nurses filed notice with Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center that they will strike for one day on January 3. Barbara Benson, Crain’s New York Business, December 22, 2011 Some 1,300 registered nurses at Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center told the hospital they will strike at 7.30 AM on January 3, 2012. The nurses are in the New York State Nurses Association, which has strike notices at two other hospitals, Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center. The union must give 10 days' notice of a strike. Mount Sinai negotiations continue Thursday, Montefiore talks resume next Tuesday. ... 1,300

Nurses at NYC hospital to strike in January

Associated Press, December 22, 2011 New York - More than 1,000 nurses at a New York City hospital are planning a one-day strike in January after negotiations over a new contract broke down. The New York State Nurses Association says 1,300 nurses filed notice Thursday with Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan that they will strike on January 3. The association says the strike notice was given during a marathon 18-hour bargaining session that ended at 4 AM. The union's bargaining director says the hospital's response to the nurses' concerns about affordable health care was inadequate. The association says the nurses have been working without a contract for a year and have had 25 bargaining sessions in an attempt to reach a new agreement.

Over 1,000 Manhattan Nurses To Strike If Contract Talks Fail - video

Ruschell Boone, NY1, December 22, 2011 Nurses at Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center voted Thursday to walk off the job on January 3 if they don’t reach an agreement on a new contract with the hospital. They’re asking for lower health care costs and higher wages, and 1,300 nurses at the 114th and 58th Street campuses are set to go on strike. “We're paying more and more money for a lesser benefit, and that's the unfair part,” said registered nurse Ralph Spencer. “We've gone two years without a raise, and people are complaining about it. And we are on the front line here.” ... Over

Saint Luke's-Roosevelt nurses to strike on January 3, 2012

Fighting for affordable health care and fair pay. New York State Nurses Association, December 22, 2011 Manhattan - Early Thursday morning, the registered nurses of Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan filed notice with hospital representatives that they will strike at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

The 1,300 nurses - members of the New York State Nurses Association - have been working without a contract since December, 2010, and have had 25 bargaining sessions trying to reach a new agreement.

The strike notice was given during a marathon 18-hour bargaining session that ended at 4:00 AM. ... Saint

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