Skip to comments.More than 7,000 nurses go on strike across 2 New York City hospitals
Posted on 01/09/2023 9:52:33 AM PST by NautiNurse
More than 7,000 nurses at two hospitals in New York City went on strike early Monday morning demanding better pay, better working conditions and more staffing.
The strike began at 6 a.m. after nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and Mount Sinai Hospital in Harlem failed to reach an agreement with hospital administration during a bargaining session Sunday night, according to the New York State Nurses' Association.
"Now they are faced with the added challenge of short staffing that has reached critical levels and could compromise their ability to provide the best quality care to their patients."
In a statement, Montefiore Medical Center said it offered a 19.1% compounded wage increase and promised to create more than 170 new nursing positions ahead of the strike.
Mount Sinai said it was preparing for the strike by "diverting a majority of ambulances," starting "to cancel some elective surgeries ... perform emergency surgery only," "starting to transfer patients" to other hospitals and medical centers, and "working to safely discharge as many patients as appropriate," according to an internal memo obtained by New York ABC station WABC.
Mount Sinai told ABC News in a statement it also offered a 19.1% increased wage proposal but that nurses rejected the offer.
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Unhappy nurses take to the streets of NYC.
They just want more pay for less work.
The nurses, along with cops and firemen, needed to go on strike the moment the city politicians and hospital owners mandated the Jim Jones Jab.
> They just want more pay for less work. <
Or maybe a more reasonable work load. These days many nurses are assigned too many patients. Then everyone suffers.
“Or maybe a more reasonable work load. These days many nurses are assigned too many patients. Then everyone suffers.”
You must be a RN because you sound just like them. Just about every nurse I worked with for over 25 years used to make the same complaint. Truth was they were just lazy.
Who do nothing BTW.
Unions hold people hostage.
That’s been a long time coming for NYC. Not surprising in the least as hospitals today continue to be short staffed. However there’s a nursing shortage everywhere and always has been.
They’ll fly in plane loads of Filipinos by the end of the week to replace them.
I have a daughter going into nursing. This is what I will never understand. For literally decades they have had nursing shortages and for quite some time they have been projecting these shortages will into the future, and yet, it is very competitive to get into almost any nursing school as they have a very limited number of slots available each year. Why?
Why is there still this well-known and continuing shortage? Why hasn’t a better teaching infrastructure been expanded and built? What good does it do to have critical shortages so that nurses are over-worked and burnt-out in short order? It’s crazy.
I get that, but they also want more pay as well.
> You must be a RN because you sound just like them. <
Ha, no. But I have a few in the family. And yes, sometimes a complaint is just a complaint. But sometimes it’s valid. From what I hear, it’s a pure numbers thing. The amount of patients each RN is responsible for is increasing.
Were the numbers too low before? Or are they too high now?
after the investors get their cut, there is little left to hire nurses
In a rich pricks mind, nurses are a dime a dozen and dont make money for them
They can demand “more” staff all they want. But that new staff has to be found, and there are just too many damn lazy people out there sucking on Uncle Sam’s teat.
While I concur, but first do away with all the labyrinthine Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare regulations.
A very large portion of health care costs are due to excessive administration, who, like their higher education bureaucratic administrative brethren, are bloated and waay over paid. Higher education and healthcare empires have been built and fortified by government spending and regulations.
Oh man, are you onto them!
This should be interesting. Especially at a time when there is supposedly a shortage of nurses and millions of New Yorkers suffering from Covid-19’s latest variant (or so the MSM tells me).
I am not an RN, but last year I had a medical condition that required going to the hospital every day for a couple of months. So I got to know a few working nurses. I didn’t get the impression that the nurses were lazy, but rather that they were overwhelmed by all they were expected to do. In particular, none seemed happy with hospital administration.
Here’s the odd thing. Nurses who were ‘travelers’ could make a lot more money than nurses who held steady jobs at hospitals. The logic of it escaped me. Take a stranger to a hospital, all of which are like mazes, and expect equal efficiency to someone who works there, knows the doctors, patients, etc., but there you are. That’s how it apparently is.
This is anecdotal, so take it with as many grains of salt as you wish. I have no doubt there are lazy nurses and I fell sorry for anyone who falls into their care, because in my opinion, the nurse who tends you when you are ill can make all of the difference.
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