For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Genovese, 518.782.9400, ext. 353
MANHATTAN, March 10, 2008 – Registered nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital reached a tentative agreement for a new contract on Saturday.
The agreement came after a week of intense negotiation, during which nurses were preparing to conduct a second informational picket on Tuesday, March 11. The picket has been canceled. The 1,900 RNs are represented by the New York State Nurses Association. Their most recent contract expired on Dec. 31, 2007.
A date for the nurses to vote on the new pact will be set in the next few days. Details on the contract will be available after ratification.
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.