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Aug. 31: Nurses at Brooklyn Hospital Set to Strike Over Contract Dispute

Vote on a possible walk-out expected later this week.

1. Nurses at prepared to vote later this week on whether to strike as negotiations appeared to stall between their union and management, according to a source. Last Friday, the New York Nurses Association, which has more than 37,000 members across the state, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that management had threatened to cut healthcare benefits "as a tactic to make them accept an unreasonable and unfair contract."

2. The Atlantic Avenue exit ramps on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway will be closed completely Wednesday 6 p.m. to Thursday 6 a.m. to repair damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. 

3. Brooklyn author Myla Goldberg (author of the bestselling novel "Bee Season") celebrates the release of the paperback edition of her new novel "The False Friend" with at Greenlight Bookstore. 

4. BAM's distributed by Magnolia Pictures wraps up today with Great World of Sound. Director Craig Zobel will hold a Q&A after the 6:50 p.m. screening. 

5. Alternate side parking rules are suspended today for the observance of Eid ul-Fitr.

Carrie August 31, 2011 at 01:42 PM
Strike for what? they all should be fired. I had some of the worst care of my life at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. The Nurses were beyond horrible.. slow moving, back talking, barely doing anything helpful, and then when one nurse actually did do something she failed at it horribly. When it was time for my tetnus shot the nurse gave it to me wrong and caused me to be in some of the worst pain of my life for the next 3 weeks. Now 2 months late I am taking medication and doing a shoulder rehabilitation program to restore the function of my shoulder. I could have problems with my shoulder for the rest of my life and maybe even some day eventually need surgery, all for a nurse who messed up. So if it were up to me, i say let them strike... fire them... they all need to be replaced anyway! Something needs to change at that horrible hospital. As for now, a word to the wise, if ever in an emergency.. avoid Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center at all costs!

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