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More than 100 nurses protested against not having a contract outside Nyack Hospital on June 21.
The 520 nurses, members of the New York State Nurses Association, have been working without a contract since Dec. 31. Negotiations have been ongoing since September and, according to the nurses, the major sticking points of health care and retirement benefits have yet to be resolved.
The nurses say this protest, and an earlier one in March, were informal, but the possibility of a strike remains.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 36,000 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.