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Public hospital nurses fighting for contract that narrows pay gap

Posted 1/27/23

Nurses in the city’s public hospital system are ramping up their fight for a contract that improves staffing ratios and closes a wage gap between themselves and nurses working at private hospitals.

Hundreds of nurses at a Jan. 18 rally outside of NYC Health + Hospitals headquarters in Lower Manhattan urged the hospital system to come to the bargaining table to reach a fair pact. Their most recent contract, settled in 2019, expires March 2.

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