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Flushing nurses won’t strike
News Melissa Chan 2/08/2012 at 12:35PM

A scheduled strike at Flushing Hospital was averted following the resuscitation of negotiations between management and the union. “The leadership of Flushing Hospital Medical Center is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement was reached,” the hospital said in a statement. According to management, a three-year agreement — which will extend through December 2014 — [...]

Negotiations continue, nurses set to strike
News Melissa Chan 1/25/2012 at 11:55AM

Registered nurses at Flushing Hospital plan to strike soon following disputes between hospital management and fruitless pickets. The hospital’s 420 nurses will walk off the job on the morning of February 7, protesting what they call “unfair contract negotiations.” “This situation has left us with our backs to a wall,” said Theresa McGorty, a registered [...]

Flushing nurses rally for benefits
Flushing nurses rally for benefits
News Melissa Chan 1/05/2012 at 1:49PM

Registered nurses at Flushing Hospital rallied for their own health care in the midst of a heated negotiation deadlock between hospital administration and the union. “We are the backbone of Flushing,” said Michelle Jones, a nurse practitioner at the hospital for 23 years. “All these nurses here have worked very hard. I feel very angry [...]

Flushing Hospital nurses plan protest
News Melissa Chan 1/03/2012 at 4:30PM

Registered nurses at Flushing Hospital Medical Center plan to hit the picket line following negotiation stalemates on their health and pension benefits. “They’re looking for a contract that is fair and that will help the hospital be competitive in a nursing shortage. That entails a fair salary increase — nothing excessive. They’re not looking for [...]