NYC nurses strike: Brooklyn Hospital Center reaches tentative agreement
Agreement at Maimonides; talks continue at One Brooklyn Health
Several major Brooklyn hospitals came to agreements or tentative agreements with the nurses’ union over the weekend, avoiding a possible strike set to start Monday at two other New York City hospitals.
After midnight on Friday, The Brooklyn Hospital Center reached a tentative agreement with the nurses’ union, New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). Nurses at TBHC have yet to vote to approve the contract. (Nurses at TBHC had not delivered a 10-day notice to strike.)
This followed a vote Friday night by nurses at Maimonides Hospital in Borough Park, who overwhelmingly (94 percent) approved a new contract, according to NYSNA President Nancy Hagans. Hagans is a critical care nurse at Maimonides.
On Saturday, nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian also voted to ratify their contract, but by a smaller percentage (57 percent). When asked why fewer nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian approved the contract, Hagans said, “Voting is a democracy. Nurses vote how they feel.”