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25 Apr, 2017, 14:43 ET MNA: Baystate Franklin Medical Center Repeatedly Violating State Ban Against Mandatory Overtime for Nurses, Harming Rights of Staff and Compromising Patient Care

At least five new Department of Public Health reports of mandatory overtime forced on Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses – each...


18 Apr, 2017, 13:20 ET MNA: Baystate Franklin Medical Center Nurses Issue 10-Day Notice for Informational Picket Scheduled for Thursday, April 27

The more than 200 registered nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, have issued a 10-day...


17 Apr, 2017, 13:59 ET DPH Issues Finding Declaring Psychiatric Beds Proposed for Closure at UMass Memorial Medical Center Are an Essential Service for the Greater Worcester Community that Need to be Preserved to Ensure Access to Care

The Mass. Department of Public Health has issued its findings regarding the proposed plan by UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) to close 13 of...


11 Apr, 2017, 09:54 ET Tufts Medical Center RNs and their Supporters to Flood onto Washington St. for April 12 Informational Picket

What: An informational picket by hundreds of Tufts Medical Center nurses When: Wednesday, April 12; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Outside Tufts...


10 Apr, 2017, 12:08 ET Hundreds of Tufts RNs and their Supporters to Flood onto Washington St. for April 12 Informational Picket

What: An informational picket by hundreds of Tufts Medical Center nurses When: Wednesday, April 12; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Outside Tufts...


03 Apr, 2017, 11:14 ET Nurses, Lawmakers, Public Safety Officials to Testify at State House in Favor of Health Care Workplace Violence Bill on Tuesday, April 4

State lawmakers on Tuesday will hear testimony in favor of legislation that addresses an epidemic of violence against Massachusetts health care...


30 Mar, 2017, 11:09 ET RNs at Tufts Medical Center Cast Overwhelming "Yes" Vote in Favor of One-Day Strike

The nearly 1,200 registered nurses who work at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, and who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses...


28 Mar, 2017, 10:36 ET MNA: Department of Public Health to Hold Public Hearing (March 30) On the Proposed Closure of Psychiatric Beds at UMass Memorial Medical Center

The Mass. Department of Public Health will hold a public hearing on March 30 concerning the plan by UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) to close...


22 Mar, 2017, 15:47 ET Vibra Hospital of Western Massachusetts Nurses Ratify Contract with New Workplace Violence, Anti-Discrimination Protections

The approximately 80 registered nurses of Vibra Hospital of Western Massachusetts, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), voted...


15 Mar, 2017, 10:19 ET Nurses Vote 93% to Authorize One-Day Strike at Baystate Franklin Medical Center to Hold Hospital Accountable for Safe Patient Care

The 200 registered nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, voted on Monday 93...


07 Mar, 2017, 11:00 ET Baystate Franklin Medical Center Nurses File Unfair Labor Practice Charges With National Labor Relations Board Against Baystate Health

The registered nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, have filed six federal...


06 Mar, 2017, 10:32 ET MNA: Worcester City Councilor to Propose an Order on March 7 for the Council to Evaluate the Impact of the Planned Closure of Psychiatric Beds at UMass Memorial Medical Center

In response to a proposal by UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) to close 13 of its 28 inpatient psychiatric beds at its University Campus,...


01 Mar, 2017, 15:28 ET Worcester City Councilor Proposing to File an Order for the Council to Evaluate the Impact of the Planned Closure Of Psychiatric Beds at UMass Memorial Medical Center

In response to a proposal by UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC) to close 13 of its 28 inpatient psychiatric beds at its University Campus,...


24 Feb, 2017, 10:38 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses to Hold Informational Picket for Patient Safety on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in Pittsfield

Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) nurses, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), will hold an informational picket on Tuesday,...


21 Feb, 2017, 12:49 ET Morton Hospital Nurses and Health Professionals Ratify Contract with Steward Health Care

The 350 registered nurses and health care professionals (HCPs) of Steward Healthcare's Morton Hospital in Taunton, who are represented by the...


07 Feb, 2017, 13:47 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses to Hold Rally for Patient Safety on Thursday, Feb. 9 in Pittsfield

Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) nurses, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), will hold a rally on Thursday, Feb. 9 to call...


02 Feb, 2017, 17:13 ET Cooley Dickinson Hospital Nurses Ratify Contract with New Workplace Violence, Anti-Discrimination Protections

The 325 nurses of Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH), who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), voted Wednesday to ratify a...


09 Jan, 2017, 11:10 ET Baystate Noble Hospital Nurses to Hold Informational Picket and Rally for Safe Patient Limits on Wednesday, Jan. 11

Baystate Noble Hospital (BNH) nurses, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), will hold an informational picket and rally on...


21 Dec, 2016, 14:37 ET Newton-Wellesley Hospital Nurses Deliver Petition of No Confidence in Chief Nursing Officer for Staffing Cuts That Endanger Safe Patient Care

In response to staffing cuts that have jeopardized safe patient care in the emergency department and medical surgical units, the registered nurses...


21 Dec, 2016, 13:43 ET Newton-Wellesley Hospital Nurses Deliver Petition of No Confidence in Chief Nursing Officer for Staffing Cuts That Endanger Safe Patient Care

In response to staffing cuts that have jeopardized safe patient care in the emergency department and medical surgical units, the registered nurses...


20 Dec, 2016, 15:20 ET Nurses Top Annual Gallup Honesty, Ethics Poll for 15 Straight Years

For the 15th year in a row, Americans say they trust nurses more than any other profession, according to an annual Gallup survey conducted Dec. 7 –...


21 Nov, 2016, 09:46 ET POSITION STATEMENT: The Massachusetts Nurses Association Stands in Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, Offers Support to Resistance at Standing Rock

The Massachusetts Nurses Association, the largest union and professional association representing more than 23,000 registered nurses and health...


10 Nov, 2016, 10:30 ET Visiting Nurses Association of Boston RNs to Leaflet Annual Gala at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston Saturday, Nov. 12 with Safe Staffing Message

Front-line nurses with the Visiting Nurses Association of Boston (VNAB) plan to protest contract changes proposed by VNAB that nurses believe would...


21 Oct, 2016, 15:44 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association Endorses Sarah Hewins for 2nd Plymouth District State Representative

The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses and health care...


18 Oct, 2016, 10:49 ET Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan Earns Massachusetts Nurses Association Human Needs Service Award

Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan was honored recently by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) for his extensive work creating a...