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Public hospital nurses call for H+H to invest in them, not temporary staff

Contract expired in March

Posted 6/16/23

“We feel disrespected by the city because our loyalty is not rewarded with fair pay. [NYC Health + Hospitals] must do better,” Kristle Simms-Murphy, a registered nurse at Jacobi Hospital, said Wednesday outside of Bellevue Hospital, where public-sector nurses gathered to demand a fair contract.

The nurses have been calling for months for H+H to provide raises that would end the longstanding wage disparity between public- and private-sector nurses in their next contract. Their current pact, which covers more than 8,000 nurses, expired March 2.

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