The union contract for many hospital workers in New York City is set to expire on September 30th and these workers are looking for significant increases in pay and benefits. The Service Employees International Union represents more than 80 hospitals and nursing homes around the city. In the new union contract, they are requesting a 23% increase in pay over three years which would cost $3.6 billion, including benefits. The current contract provides salary increases of 9% over three years. Some union activists are considering a strike, if necessary, to achieve this increased pay and benefits.
See Carl Campanile, New York Post, August 13, 2021