For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Genovese, 518.782.9400, ext. 353
OGDENSBURG, March 31, 2008 – Registered nurses at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center have canceled an informational picket scheduled for Thursday, April 3, from 8 to 9 p.m.
The picketing is being canceled as a show of good faith because a new negotiation session has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 9.
The 170 RNs are represented by the New York State Nurses Association. Their most recent three-year contract expired on Jan. 31.
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.