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Jul 26, 2017, 21:54 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize One-Day Strike to Ensure Safe RN Staffing that Protects Patient Care

The registered nurses of Berkshire Medical Center, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, voted overwhelmingly on July 17 and...


Jul 18, 2017, 12:38 ET MNA: Family, Colleagues of Nurse Elise Wilson Who Was Attacked at Harrington Hospital to Testify Wednesday, July 19 in Favor of 'Elise's Law' to Prevent Health Care Workplace Violence

The husband and colleagues of Elise Wilson, a registered nurse who was stabbed while working in the emergency department at Harrington Hospital...


Jul 14, 2017, 08:08 ET Tufts Nurses on Friday, July 14 to Deliver to Tufts Medical Center a Giant $96 Million Check Representing Pension Savings Rejected by Hospital Management

Tufts Medical Center nurses, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, will try to deliver a giant $96 million check representing the...


Jul 13, 2017, 11:03 ET MNA: Union Carpenters and Boston Building Trades Members to March and Rally with Tufts Medical Center Nurses on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14

During public events on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14, members of the Carpenters Local 33 and the Boston Building Trades Council will stand...


Jul 12, 2017, 15:56 ET 1,200 Tufts Medical Center Nurses Fighting for Safe Patient Care to End One-Day Strike on Thursday, July 13 at 6:59 a.m. and Attempt to Return to Caring for Patients

The 1,200 registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, are prepared to return to caring...


Jul 12, 2017, 10:25 ET Tufts Medical Center Nurses Will Wage One-Day Strike on July 12 As Last-Ditch Talks Fail to Reach Agreement

The 1,200 registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, will conduct an historic...


Jul 11, 2017, 10:31 ET Testimony Today at the State House in Favor of Bill to Strengthen Penalties Against Assaults on Health Care Workers

State lawmakers will hold a hearing at the State House on Tuesday, July 11 on legislation that will strengthen the penalties for assaulting a...


Jul 10, 2017, 16:21 ET Nurses, Firefighters, Lawmakers, DA's Offices to Testify Tuesday, July 11 at the State House in Favor of Bill to Strengthen Penalties Against Assaults on Health Care Workers

State lawmakers will hold a hearing at the State House on Tuesday, July 11 on legislation that will strengthen the penalties for assaulting a...


Jul 10, 2017, 11:03 ET Tufts Medical Center Nurses to Return to Negotiations Tuesday, July 11 in Attempt to Avert One-Day Patient Safety Strike

The registered nurses elected to represent their 1,200 colleagues at Tufts Medical Center will return to negotiations at the federal mediator's...


Jul 01, 2017, 15:00 ET Tufts RNs to Hold One-Day Strike on July 12

The 1,200 registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), delivered a ten-day notice...


Jun 26, 2017, 19:08 ET Baystate Franklin Medical Center Nurses to End One-Day Strike on Tuesday, June 27; RNs Locked Out by Baystate Plan to March on Baystate Board Member

Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses will conclude a 24-hour unfair labor practice strike Tuesday at 6 a.m., and plan to re-enter the hospital...


Jun 25, 2017, 09:30 ET Baystate Franklin Medical Center to Lock Out Nurses at 7 p.m. Sunday Ahead of June 26 One-Day Strike; RNs, Community Members to Support Locked Out Nurses

Following a lack of progress by management on core RN issues during bargaining Friday, Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses who want to care for...


Jun 23, 2017, 18:36 ET Nurses Prepare to be Locked Out by Baystate Franklin Medical Center at 7 p.m. Sunday Ahead of June 26 One-Day Strike

Following a lack of progress by management on core RN issues during bargaining Friday, Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses who want to care for...


Jun 14, 2017, 13:11 ET Tufts RNs Gear Up For One-Day Strike as Contract Talks End without an Agreement

On Tuesday June 13, the registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, finished two days...


Jun 13, 2017, 15:48 ET Boston Delegation of Legislators Sends Tufts CEO Mike Wagner Letter Calling on Hospital to Settle a Fair Contract with Nurses

Less than a week after the nurses at Tufts Medical Center overwhelming voted down a disappointing "last, best, and final" contract offer...


Jun 13, 2017, 12:49 ET Baystate Franklin Medical Center Nurses Issue Official Strike Notice as Contract Talks End Yesterday with No Movement by Baystate on Key Issues

The registered nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, have issued the required...


Jun 09, 2017, 11:23 ET RNs at Tufts Medical Center Reject Management's "Last, Best, and Final Offer" by Overwhelming Margin

The registered nurses at Tufts Medical Center, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), cast an overwhelming vote tonight...


Jun 05, 2017, 14:44 ET Nurses and Patient Advocates to Testify at State House Hearing (June 6) on Hospital Profit Transparency & Fairness Act

Nurses and health care advocates will testify at a hearing on June 6 before the Massachusetts Health Care Financing Committee on the Hospital...


May 30, 2017, 10:26 ET Mercy Medical Center and Providence Hospital RNs Create Model Domestic Violence Prevention Program in Partnership with Sisters of Providence Health System

The registered nurses of Mercy Medical Center and Providence Behavioral Health Hospital, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, have...


May 16, 2017, 13:34 ET Baystate Franklin Medical Center Nurses Worked 3,980 Shifts Longer Than 12 Hours in One Year; RNs Detail Nursing Practice Concerns in Letter to Hospital President

The registered nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, sent a letter Monday to BFMC...


May 11, 2017, 11:00 ET 'State of Nursing in Massachusetts' Survey Released for National Nurses Week - Results Strike Alarm for Patient Safety amid Drastic Changes to Health Care

"The State of Nursing in Massachusetts," an annual survey of the Commonwealth's registered nurses released for National Nurses Week, sounds a...


May 09, 2017, 12:17 ET MNA: DPH Rejects UMass Memorial Medical Center's Plan to Close Psychiatric Beds

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association: In a strongly worded letter to UMass Memorial Medical Center, the Mass....


May 08, 2017, 09:52 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association Endorses Paul Feeney for Bristol and Norfolk State Senate Seat

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


May 05, 2017, 10:57 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses Deliver Petition to CEO David Phelps Calling for a Fair Contract that Protects Patients and Treats Nurses Fairly

The registered nurses of Berkshire Medical Center delivered a petition signed by 70 percent of BMC RNs to Berkshire Health CEO David Phelps on...