Another labor dispute between a hospital and its nurses was settled with an agreement reached between Montefiore Medical Center, New York, and leadership for about 2,300 union members.
Montefiore, nurses union reach contract agreement
The nurses, which are represented by the New York State Nurses Association, had set Jan. 10 for the beginning of a strike against the 1,390-bed hospital in the Bronx after talks broke down Dec. 29.
“Montefiore is pleased that we were able to reach a fair settlement and can continue to provide top quality care to our patients and community,” said an e-mailed statement from a hospital spokeswoman.
“Our members at Montefiore stood together to get a contract that’s good for our patients, our nurses and our families,” said Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, president of the Montefiore’s bargaining unit, in a news release.
Officials from 711-bed St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and 1,039-bed Mount Sinai Hospital, also in New York, earlier had confirmed agreements were reached with union nurses on Dec. 26.
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