NEW YORK (77WABC) – Nurses are taking to the picket line at two New York hospitals.
Nurses at Albany Medical Center Hospital began a 24-hour strike Tuesday over their deadlocked contract negotiations as well as complaints of inadequate coronavirus protocols.
Nurses in New Rochelle began a two-day strike against Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital calling for a fair contract and more staffing. They have been without a contract for nearly two years and were negotiating as late as yesterday with no progress. The New York State Nurses Association is demanding the hospital hire more nurses and improve safe staffing requirements.
The job actions come amid rising COVID-19 infections across the state.
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