Nurses at eight NYC hospitals set to strike over contract dispute


Nurses at eight private hospitals represented by the New York State Nurses Association initiated a strike on Friday that would begin on Jan. 9. 

The news emerged as union members delivered 10-day strike notices to the eight hospitals —  a letter stating the intent to go on strike if the union representatives cannot reach a contract agreement with management at each hospital within that time frame.

The move means that between the eight hospitals approximately 16,000 nurses could go on strike beginning Jan. 9 if the union and administrators cannot reach consensus. The 10-day notices give hospitals time to plan care for patients while nurses are on strike.

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