VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- About 700 nurses on Long Island have delivered 10-day strike notices at Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Valley Stream and Peconic Bay Medical Center.
Earlier this year,.
Friday, they notified management that they intend to strike starting Feb. 21 unless tentative contract agreements can be reached. They say they are fighting for competitive wages, benefits and improved staff-to-patient ratios.
Their previous contract expired on Dec. 31.
In a statement, Northwell Health said in part, "We remain optimistic that an agreement can be reached and will continue to bargain in good faith."
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