Peggy DeGrandpre, a nurse at CVPH Medical Center for the past 38 years, pickets in front of the hospital with fellow members of the New York State Nurses Association. Nurses and other professionals at the hospital have been working without a contract since January. A main concern of the Nurses Association is the pension plan being offered. More than 300 members of the union picketed the hospital, according to Nurses Association Labor Relations Representative Janet Strominger. See story Page A5