Nurses claim victory after three-day strike at two New York City hospitals

Tentative contract agreement secures better working conditions and pay raises, unions officials say

Thousands of nurses at two New York City hospitals ended a three-day strike on Thursday after reaching a tentative contract agreement union officials said offered better working conditions in addition to pay raises.

The tentative deals at Mount Sinai hospital, in Manhattan, and Montefiore medical center, in the Bronx, include raises totaling 19% over three years. Nurses began returning to work at both hospitals on Thursday morning, with the New York governor, Kathy Hochul, greeting returning nurses at Mount Sinai just before dawn.

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