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Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an agreement Wednesday to boost overtime pay at three state university-run hospitals in an effort to stem staff shortages amid the lingering coronavirus pandemic.
Nurses and other medical staff at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, Stony Brook and Upstate University hospitals will be eligible for double time and a half OT per hour. Normally overtime pay is time and half per hour.
The agreement says 7,637 medical staffers at the three SUNY hospitals are eligible for more generous overtime.
The announced hike in OT — effective
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