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NYC: Nurses at 8 local hospitals set to strike on January 9

New York City's first crisis of 2023 may already be on the horizon - a nurse's strike.

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According to the national media, 16000 nurses spread across eight hospitals plan to walk off the job in 9 days, unless they reach a contract deal before then.

They are all represented by the ‘New York State Nurses Association.’

The union says it is giving advance notice so the hospitals can prepare.

The eight hospitals where the nurses could strike include New York-Presbyterian, Montefiore, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Morningside and West, Maimonides, BronxCare, Richmond University Medical Center, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center.

Nurses say hospitals are short-staffed and are not doing enough for patients as COVID, RSV, and the flu run rampant.

The union claims the hospitals have increased fees for healthcare services, but not filling staffing gaps or properly paid nurses for their work throughout the pandemic.

The NYSNA held a vote over a week ago in which nearly 99% of nurses voted to authorize the strike.

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