For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Genovese, 518.782.9400, ext. 353
FLUSHING, February 4, 2012 - After a day-long negotiation session, a tentative agreement was reached overnight between registered nurses and management at Flushing Hospital. A strike by the 420 RNs, scheduled to begin at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, has been canceled. The nurses are represented by the New York State Nurses Association. Their most-recent contract expired on Dec. 31, 2011. A date for ratification will be set in the next few days. Details of the agreement will be available after ratification.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.
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