"I am deeply alarmed by allegations of threatening and coercive behavior at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital ahead of a labor vote among nurses at the hospital. New York is a union state and we believe in the fundamental right to join a union. At a time when the labor movement is under assault across the country, New York proudly stands with our union brothers and sisters and those seeking to organize.
"I am directing the State Department of Labor to launch an immediate investigation into the allegations of threatening and coercive behavior at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. With today's vote, we will stand up to any attempt to intimidate, prevent, or dissuade the nurses from unionizing."