St. Catherine of Siena Hospital agrees on 'tentative' contract with nurses
The union representing nurses at St. Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown said Friday it had reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, averting a potential strike.
The New York State Nurses Association said the agreement met its priorities, including standards for staffing levels, enforcement of those standards and “respectful wages.”
“The tentative agreement ensures that our nurses continue to be supported with competitive salary increases and staffing improvements,” she said. “Our nurses are vital to ensuring the communities we serve have access to the highest levels of care, and we are grateful for their dedication to our patients.”