ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany Medical Center nurses could go on strike after a majority voted for industrial action in response to a contract dispute. The nurses will hold a picnic and rally at Albany Med between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on September 7.
Nurses are now able to strike for up to 10 days if an agreement isn’t reached.
A majority of the medical institution’s 2,000 nurses voted to strike if negotiations over the nurses first new contract in two years continue to stall.
In a statement, the New York State Nurses’ Association claims: “Albany Med has publicly celebrated nurses as heroes, while privately cutting nurses’ hours, staffing, salaries, and input into safety measures at the hospital.”