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Demonstrators rally for NYSNA workers outside Albany Medical Center, Labor Day 2020.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Nurses at Albany Medical Center have authorized a potential strike over their ongoing contract dispute with the hospital. 

Albany County and city officials, religious leaders and registered nurses held a prayer vigil Sunday on the steps of Albany City Hall.
Gabe Kristal

More than 2,000 nurses at Albany Medical Center have been negotiating a contract since April 2018, when they voted for union representation. They held a rally and vigil Sunday on the steps of City Hall.

Nurse Jennifer Bejo
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Hundreds of unionized Albany Medical Center nurses picketed Wednesday outside the hospital. 

RN Chris Lee
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Although a picket was averted, unionized nurses at Albany Medical Center continue to voice their concerns about staffing and patient care. 

ICU nurse Jennifer Bejo says "...it breaks my heart in two that I've seen so many of these amazing nurses leave AMC to seek out better opportunities at other upstate unionized hospitals."
Gabe Kristal

A picket by unionized nurses at Albany Medical Center is off for now.

ICU nurse Jennifer Bejo says "...it breaks my heart in two that I've seen so many of these amazing nurses leave AMC to seek out better opportunities at other upstate unionized hospitals."
Gabe Kristal

A group of unionized nurses are threatening a picket at Albany Medical Center.

In a 2 to 1 vote, nurses at Albany Medical Center have chosen to unionize.

 

The hospital said in a release early Saturday morning that in a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, Albany Med nurses voted to accept representation by the New York State Nurses Association for purposes of collective bargaining.