Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) Executive Director Donna Proske, RN, today issued the following statement regarding a tentative agreement reached this morning with the New York State Nurses Association at Staten Island University Hospital’s (SIUH) North campus:
“I'm pleased to report that, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) reached a tentative agreement this morning on a new three-year contract covering approximately 1,050 nurses at SIUH’s North campus, avoiding a strike that the union scheduled for July 8.
Details of the tentative agreement will not be disclosed until NYSNA has the opportunity to hold informational meetings with its members at SIUH North and schedule a ratification vote. However, the hospital believes the proposed collective bargaining agreement is fair for our nurses, providing them with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits.
If approved, the agreement will ensure our continued commitment to patients and the community in delivering safe, quality care, while enabling us to effectively manage the unprecedented changes impacting how health care is delivered.”