Thursday, February 23, 2023
Northwell Health and the union representing nurses at South Shore University Hospital reached a tentative contract agreement early Thursday, averting a strike.
The New York State Nurses Association said it had struck a deal between 2 and 3 a.m. with Northwell. The union said the nurses withdrew the notice of a strike that would have started on Monday.
The tentative agreement calls for “improvements to and enforcement of safe staffing standards” at the Bay Shore hospital, as well as increases in nurses’ salaries and retirees’ health benefits, NYSNA said. The nurses will vote Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on whether to ratify the agreement, and more details on the contract terms would be released after ratification, the union said.
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