Thousands of New York City Nurses Are on Strike. Statewide, a New Law Drove Bitter Staffing Debates
The law was supposed to deliver safer staffing ratios. Instead, it raised tensions at one in four New York hospitals.
Maxwell Parrott · January 5, 2023
Over 7,000 nurses at two New York City hospitals went on strike January 9. | Maxwell Parrott
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