Release date: 8/31/2015
Registered nurses at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady NY called off a strike after reaching a tentative agreement following a long and intense bargaining session involving FMCS mediator Cynthia Jeffries.
The New York State Nurses Association had notified Ellis Hospital on Aug. 20 that they intended to strike on Sept. 3 in the absence of a new contract agreement. Ellis Medicine, which operates the facility, informed the nurses’ bargaining unit that that hospital administration would then lock out nurses for five days afterward, according to news reports.
With assistance from the FMCS mediator, the parties met into the early morning hours, resulting in a new, tentative contract agreement.
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