'Inadequate conditions and resources.' Montefiore New Rochelle nurses threaten strike
Nurses from Montefiore New Rochelle say they are threatening to strike due to inadequate resources to fight rising cases of COVID-19.
They say they are badly understaffed and that it's hurting their ability to care for patients.
They're asking hospital leaders to come to the table and negotiate a two-year outstanding contract - arguing better pay and benefits will help retain staff longer.
The nurses are giving Montefiore just over a week to reach an agreement before nearly all 200 nurses promise to strike for two days.
In a statement, a Montefiore spokesperson tells News 12, "It's disgraceful that NYSNA leadership is threatening a strike after being offered over 7% in salary increases during a pandemic when hospitals and individuals are struggling financially."