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According to AXIOS,

Nurses at two New York City hospitals began to strike on Monday after talks broke down between the union and hospital leaders overnight.

Driving the news: More than 7,000 nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Bronx began striking at 6 a.m., an outcome city and state officials had pushed to avert.

Tentative agreements were reached Sunday at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside. Hospital negotiators say the same deal, which includes at 19.1% pay increase, was offered to nurses at the main campus. However, the New York State Nurses Association says this isn’t just about pay, it’s about staffing and having enough nurses to protect the patients.