2023-01-11 12:54:34

New York Nurses Strike for More Staff & Better Pay as Hospital CEOs Make Millions, Cut Charity Care

We speak with one of the 7,000 nurses on strike now in New York City at two hospital systems that account for more than a quarter of all hospital beds in the city, and a journalist who has documented how hospital CEOs are boosting their own pay by millions of dollars while slashing charity care. The strike began Monday after nurses failed to reach a new contract agreement with Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center, with higher wages and better staffing among their main demands. "If we do not address this, we will continue to see nurses leaving the workforce because of unsafe staffing," says Sasha Winslow, a striking nurse at Montefiore Medical Center. The Lever's Matthew Cunningham-Cook details his investigation into how hospital CEOs have received millions in raises and perks while medical staff have been pushed to the breaking point during COVID.

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