“This is a historic victory for New York City nurses and for nurses across the country, said NYSNA President Nancy Hagans. “NYSNA nurses have done the impossible, saving lives night and day, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and now we’ve again shown that nothing is impossible for nurse heroes. Through our unity and by putting it all on the line, we won enforceable safe staffing ratios at both Montefiore and Mount Sinai where nurses went on strike for patient care. Today, we can return to work with our heads held high, knowing that our victory means safer care for our patients and more sustainable jobs for our profession.”
Mount Sinai nurses walked back into the hospital this morning at 7 AM after winning wall-to-wall safe staffing ratios for all inpatient units with enforcement. New staffing ratios take effect immediately.
At Montefiore, nurses also returned to work this morning after winning new safe staffing ratios in the Emergency Department, with new staffing language and financial penalties for failing to comply with safe staffing levels in all units. Nurses also won community health improvements and nurse student partnerships.
Both facilities have agreed to immediate return-to-work agreements so nurses are back at the bedside with patients today.
Nurses at Wyckoff hospital also reached a tentative deal in the night and withdrew their 10-day strike notice.