Over 7,000 Nurses Strike At Two Major NYC Hospitals

Thousands of nurses at two of New York City's major hospitals on Monday made good on a vow to strike if they failed to reach a contract with hospitals in which they are asking for better staffing and pay.

  • The privately owned hospitals – Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan – as a result took such measures as postponing nonemergency surgeries and diverting ambulances to other medical centers.
  • The hospital were among those in New York City overwhelmed by the pandemic when the city became an epicenter for the virus in spring 2020.
  • The New York State Nurses Association, the union for the nurses, said nurses had to strike because chronic understaffing ha resulted in them caring for too many patients.