After strike postponed, 10,000 NYC nurses, 3 health systems reach tentative labor deal

The NYC Hospital Alliance and New York State Nurses Association have reached a tentative contract agreement affecting more than 10,000 New York City nurses.

The tentative four-year collective bargaining agreement covers nurses at Montefiore, Mount Sinai and NewYork-Presbyterian systems.

It includes across-the-board wage increases of 3 percent in each year of the contract and full retroactive pay, as well as $100 million to hire nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s hospitals, according to news releases from the alliance and union.

It also offers retirees additional health benefits, includes a recommitment from alliance hospitals to fill all current open nurse positions and an agreement to spend $100 million to hire nurses.

The agreement, which would expires on Dec. 31, 2022, comes after nurses planned a strike for April 2.That strike was postponed, pending further bargaining.


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