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Queens Tribune, February 9, 2012, Thursday

Queens Tribune

February 9, 2012, Thursday

Queens Tribune (full article)

Nurses, Hospital Avert Strike

While hospital management had remained terse about the once acrimonious negotiations, the nurses were very public about their indignity. Donning bright reds, the nurses picketed outside the hospital on 45th on a sunny morning in early January, waving signs and encouraging passing motorists to honk their horns in support of their cause. Strike notices are a typical negotiating tactic that unions employ to pressure management, said Rebecca Givan, assistant professor of collective bargaining at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.