New York City nurses strike
Some 7,000 nurses at two major New York City hospitals, including Mount Sinai, walked out at 6 a.m. Jan. 9. Their crucial issue is safer staffing with better nurse-to-patient ratios. Represented by the New York State Nurses Association, nurses voted by almost 99% to authorize a strike if no contract was agreed to. Several other New York City hospitals agreed to new contracts.