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Nurses at NYC hospital to strike in January

More than 1,000 nurses at a New York City hospital are planning a one-day strike in January after negotiations over a new contract broke down.

The New York State Nurses Association says 1,300 nurses filed notice Thursday with St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan that they will strike on Jan. 3. The association says the strike notice was given during a marathon 18-hour bargaining session that ended at 4 a.m.

The union's bargaining director says the hospital's response to the nurses' concerns about affordable health care was inadequate.

The association says the nurses have been working without a contract for a year and have had 25 bargaining sessions in an attempt to reach a new agreement. The hospital did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.


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