For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Genovese, 518.782.9400, ext. 353
MANHATTAN, Feb. 25, 2008 – Registered nurses at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center will conduct an informational picket in protest of their stalled contract negotiations.
Picketing will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m., in front of the hospital on 7th Avenue between West 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue.
The 800 RNs are represented by the New York State Nurses Association. Their most recent three-year contract expired on Feb. 15. The RNs are trying to address problems with floating and staffing.
With more than 36,000 members, the New York State Nurses Association is the nation's oldest and largest state nurses’ association. NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education, research, and practice; engages in legislative activity; and provides collective bargaining services to registered nurses. Its mission is to advance the profession of nursing and protect the public's health.