1-day NYC health care workers' walkout averted

NEW YORK (AP) — A union representing 70,000 nurses and caregivers in New York City has reached a tentative agreement with management.

The deal averts a one-day strike at more than 100 hospitals and nursing homes that had been set for July 31.

The agreement was confirmed by the 1199 health care workers union and the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes.

Union spokeswoman Chelsea-Lyn Rudder says it was reached at 4:30 a.m. Monday.

Rudder says the agreement includes protection of benefits for all members with no out-of-pocket expenses.

The deal must still be ratified by the membership.

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