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Approximately 400 Montefiore Medical Center nurses rallied in front of the hospital on May 11, to protest lack of enforcement of agreed-upon nurse patient ratios, and Montefiore management’s attempts to scale back the nurse’s health and pension benefits.
The nurses sang “We Need a Contract” to the tune of “Under the Boardwalk”, listened to speakers, and then picketed.
The nurses have been without a contract for 16 months, and refused the hospital’s offer of breakfast and flashlights for Nurses Week.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is the state's largest professional association and largest union for registered nurses. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.