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    Hospitals to Cancel Elective Procedures, Discharge ASAP as Nurse Strike Looms: Sources

    January 6, 2023 // In a statement Monday, a spokesperson for Mount Sinai said that their bargaining teams "continue to make good-faith efforts to pursue a contract with NYSNA that is fair to our community and responsible with respect to the long-term financial health of our organization. Mount Sinai nurses deserve the best possible working environment, wages, and benefits, and we're tirelessly pursing these to all our employees' advantage." The statement added that the hospital system is "prepared for staffing changes, and we will do our best to ensure our patients' care is not disrupted and will do everything possible to minimize inconvenience to patients." The average salary for nurses in New York is $93,000, and $98,000 in NYC, nurses union and the GNYHA confirmed. However, there is a big disparity between nurse pay in private vs public hospitals, where salaries are almost $20,000 less.

    Minnesota nurses union to vote on possible second strike

    November 18, 2022 // On Thursday morning, the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) announced that members will vote to authorize another possible strike at more than a dozen hospitals in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports area. The union's 15,000 nurses will vote on Nov. 30 to authorize the strike at 15 hospitals. If the strike vote is approved by a two-thirds majority, union negotiation leaders will be authorized to call an unfair labor practice strike after giving a 10-day notice to hospital employees.

    More than 1,000 doctors-in-training at Bronx hospital announce unionization

    November 3, 2022 // A major unionization effort is underway among the 1,200 physician trainees at Montefiore Medical Center, who are raising concerns about staffing and other issues at the Bronx hospital. Resident physicians and fellows at Montefiore will announce their plans Tuesday to join the Committee of Interns and Residents of SEIU — a health care union that currently represents about 22,000 residents, interns and fellows across the country.

    EMMC facilities workers vote against unionizing

    October 31, 2022 // The failed effort to unionize EMMC facilities mechanics follows a handful of successful efforts to organize workers at other Maine hospitals in recent years. Nurses at Acadia Hospital, another Northern Light health center in Bangor, announced this week they had filed to unionize as Acadia Nurses United with the American Federation of Teachers. That bargaining unit, if approved, would represent more than 100 nurses. An election hearing is set for Nov. 10.

    ‘Understaffed and overworked’: Thousands of Minnesota nurses go on strike

    September 14, 2022 // The walkout was expected to affect at least 13 hospitals around Minneapolis and neighboring St. Paul. Twin Cities Hospital Group, which oversees four hospitals where nurses are striking, said it had asked the nurses' union to join them in mediation. "A trained mediator can help parties focus on the key elements needed to move forward together. However, the nurses' union has rejected all our requests for mediation," the group said on its website.

    Hundreds on Strike at Sequoia Hospital Demanding New Contract

    July 20, 2022 // Nurses assistants, aides, surgical technologists, respiratory therapists, cooks and others will take part in the demonstration, according to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 829. Sequoia Hospital is owned by Dignity Health. Contract negotiations are on-going. Union members are advocating for better working conditions, higher wages, more benefits, and greater staff support, according to the union. REDWOOD CITY, Sequoia Hospital,

    Stanford, Packard nurses greenlight strike

    April 11, 2022 // In an April 8 news release, the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement said more than 4,500 nurses at Stanford and Packard, or 93 percent of all nurses eligible, voted in favor of strike authorization. They are calling on hospital management to adequately address staffing, citing consistent overtime and nurses' complaints of inadequate resources, training or staff. They also seek improved access to mental health counseling, as well as competitive wages and benefits.

    St. Vincent Hospital nurses vote to keep their union

    March 3, 2022 // A majority of nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester voted to keep their union, ending months of speculation about the union’s future at the medical center.