The New York Professional Nurses Union posted a video on its website yesterday that features interviews with Lenox Hill Hospital nurses on contract negotiations.
The old adage “money talks and bullsh*t walks” has never failed. Case in point, Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital, which was propelled in to the limelight after pop star Beyonce delivered daughter, Blue Ivy, there earlier this year.
Deluxe executive suites dubbed the ‘Beyoncé room’ in a New York hospital are putting mothers and babies at risk because of staffing issues, it has been alleged.
Nurses at the prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to go on strike as early as Nov. 1 if their contract negotiations with the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System fail to meet their demands.
Some 1,100 nurses at Lenox Hill Hospital who are in the New York Professional Nurses Union are threatening to strike if they can’t come to terms with management by the time the contract expires in two weeks.
Nurses at Lenox Hill Hospital say they are ready to strike, and their union has approved the job action if a new contract cannot be reached by November 1.
When I walked into Lenox Hill Hospital this week for my first tour of a maternity ward, it seemed suddenly, unbearably real.
The executive suites, including the one where the mega-star delivered baby Blue Ivy in January, receive nearly one-on-one nursing care. Two floors above, up to 18 newborns are sometimes tended by a single nurse.
The nurses at Lenox Hill Hospital are considering a strike if their contract negotiations with North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System don’t meet their demands.
Some 1,000 Nurses at Lenox Hill Hospital are negotiating their first contract with North Shore-LIJ since the system took over the Manhattan hospital.