Nurses Return To The Table Tomorrow

Sep 26, 2012, 13:00 ET from Massachusetts Nurses Association

Working For Settlement While Preparing For Strike

GREENFIELD, Mass., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Registered Nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center return to the negotiating table tomorrow with management in an attempt to settle their contract and avert a strike. The nurses recently notified Baystate management of their intention of a one day strike starting at 7 a.m. on October 5. Tomorrow's session is the only one scheduled before the strike deadline.


This will be the 27th session of these negotiations. At the session last week Baystate corporate management continued to make demands that would be harmful to the quality of patient care for the citizens of Franklin County. The nurses insist they will not compromise on the quality of care for their families, friends and neighbors.

Following negotiations, negotiating committee members will be available to speak with the media.

The session is scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2012

12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church

43 Silver St. Greenfield, MA 01301.

Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association is the largest professional health care organization and the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Its 23,000 members advance the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Legislature and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.  The MNA is also a founding member of National Nurses United, the largest national nurses union in the United States with more than 170,000 members from coast to coast.

SOURCE Massachusetts Nurses Association