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The New York State Nurses Association Reaches A Tentative Contract Agreement Impacting More Than 10,000 Nurses Employed At The Mount Sinai, Montefiore & New York Presbyterian Health Systems

Tentative Agreement Calls For The Hiring Of More Than 1,450 Nurses, As Well As Registered Nurse Staffing Based On Staffing Ratios Included In Collective Bargaining Agreements & That Safe Staffing Will Be Enforced By Independent Neutral Party

Published Thursday, April 11, 2019
by NYSNA News
The New York State Nurses Association Reaches A Tentative Contract Agreement Impacting More Than 10,000 Nurses Employed At The Mount Sinai, Montefiore & New York Presbyterian Health Systems

(NEW YORK CITY) – Nurses represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and employed at the Mount Sinai, Montefiore and New York Presbyterian Hospital Systems have reached agreement on a new four-year tentative contract, Union Officials have announced. 

The tentative agreement - which expires on December 31st, 2022, includes historic Staffing Ratio Language calling for the initial hiring of more than 1450 nurses, NYSNA Officials said.

The initial hires will include Nurses to fill current vacancies and will also include an additional $100 million dollars to hire Nurses for newly added full-time positions, they said.

Registered Nurse Staffing will be based on safe staffing ratios that will be included in the Collective Bargaining Agreements and enforced by an independent neutral party, Union Representatives said.

The contract also includes across-the-board wage increases of 3% in each year of the contract and full retro-pay.

For all facilities, the contract calls for millions of dollars for Retiree Health Benefits, Tuition Reimbursement and other monetary benefits.

The tentative agreement also strengthens Worker Protections including new guidelines to stop Workplace Violence, a process to improve Safe Patient Handling, and language allowing Nurses to aid victims of disasters inside or outside the United States.

The tentative agreement will now go for a full vote by NYSNA Membership.

NYSNA, which represents more than 42,000 Members across New York State, is New York’s largest Union and Professional Association for Registered Nurses.

To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: www.nysna.org/press/2019/members-new-york-state-nurses-association-announce-tentative-agreement-mount-sinai#.XK4vvphKiiM

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