New York nurses unionize after state orders investigation of alleged threats at hospital

Nurses at Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.-based New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital voted for unionization after Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a state investigation into alleged union-busting, according to The Journal News.

The nurses reportedly voted to join the New York State Nurses Association on Dec. 13.

Nurse and union organizer Susan Beck told The Journal News that staff looks forward to negotiations.

In a statement to Becker's, hospital officials said NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital "physicians, nurses and staff provide patients with the best experience and highest level of care available. We will continue to maintain an open dialogue with our nurses to ensure that NYP Hudson Valley remains a great place to receive care, and a great place to work."

The vote comes after Mr. Cuomo announced he was directing the state's labor department to launch an immediate investigation into nurses' allegations of threatening and coercive behavior at the hospital. 

The New York State Nurses Association represents about 43,000 nurses across the state.

Editor's note: This story was updated on Dec. 17.

 

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