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NYC Nurses At Two Hospitals On Strike

NY Nurses Association

Thousands of nurses at two New York City hospitals are on strike after failing to come to a contract agreement.

Waves of nurses walked the picket lines Monday outside of Montefiore in the Bronx and at Mount Sinai's main Manhattan hospital. New York Nurses Association Director Pat Kane says nurses need higher staffing levels.

“These nurses do not want to be out here today. They want to be in that hospital taking care of their patients.”

Montefiore released a statement saying it offered the same raises as other hospitals and offered to create 170 new nursing positions. Non emergency medical procedures are being postponed, temporary staffers are being brought in and ambulances are being diverted because of the strike.