NewYork-Presbyterian hospital nurses approve deal with wage boost

Members of the New York State Nurses Association have voted to approve a new contract at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in New York City.

The union represents about 1,250 nurses at the hospital. NYP-Brooklyn Methodist is part of NewYork-Presbyterian.

Union members were set to begin an open-ended strike on June 12. However, they averted a strike due to the agreement. 

Under the deal, nurses will receive wage increases totaling 18 percent over three years with full retroactive pay, according to a June 7 news release from the NYSNA. 

NYP-Brooklyn Methodist nurse Diane Bonet, RN, said in the release: "It has been a long and challenging road to reach this agreement, but we're excited to have a new contract that protects quality care for our community and delivers respectful salary increases on par with nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian's flagship hospital in Manhattan. This was truly a team effort. We could not have accomplished what we did without the full support of all the nurses."

The hospital shared the following statement with Becker's: "We are pleased to have reached an agreement with NYSNA that reflects our commitment to our remarkable nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. With this agreement, we are making a significant investment in our outstanding nursing team and ensuring that we can continue to deliver the highest level of care to our patients."

The previous contract for nurses at NYP-Brooklyn Methodist ended on April 30, and nurses approved a new deal in early June.

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