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Oct 17, 2017, 17:02 ET MNA Retraction of Oct. 17, 2017 Press Release Regarding Berkshire Medical Center

The MNA has retracted a statement made via press release earlier today concerning the status of an unfair labor practice charge filed by Berkshire...


Oct 12, 2017, 12:27 ET Baystate Franklin Medical Center Withdraws Unfair Labor Practice Charge against MNA Nurses

Baystate Franklin Medical Center has withdrawn an unfair labor practice charge filed this summer against its own registered nurses alleging that...


Oct 09, 2017, 09:53 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association Endorses Strong Slate of Candidates in Western Massachusetts

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


Oct 07, 2017, 11:18 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses to Return to Patient Care Sunday Morning after 4-Day Lockout by BMC

Berkshire Medical Center nurses will gather outside the hospital before the anticipated 7 a.m. conclusion of the hospital's four-day lockout as...


Oct 06, 2017, 10:29 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses to Hold Labor Rally, Visit Trustees during Lockout on Friday, Oct. 6

Berkshire Medical Center nurses, and their union and community supporters will hold a rally at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 outside the hospital after...


Oct 05, 2017, 07:03 ET How Will Berkshire Medical Center Spend its $47 Million in Profits? Nurses Seek Answers at Rally in North Adams on Thursday, Oct. 5

During a 5 p.m. rally in North Adams on Thursday, Berkshire Medical Center nurses and advocates will bring attention to the economic and health...


Oct 04, 2017, 05:01 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses to End 24-Hour Strike at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4; Plan Public Actions if Locked Out

Berkshire Medical Center nurses will conclude a 24-hour strike Wednesday at 7 a.m. and plan to re-enter the hospital to care for their patients....


Oct 02, 2017, 13:36 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses to Hold Patient Safety Vigil on Monday, Oct. 2 Ahead of One-Day Strike Tuesday

Berkshire Medical Center nurses will join community members from across Berkshire County on Monday evening for a Patient Safety Vigil ahead of a...


Sep 27, 2017, 18:51 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association: Berkshire Medical Center Nurses Seek Fair Compromise That Protects Patient Care Ahead of One-Day Unfair Labor Practice Strike

During negotiations on Wednesday, Berkshire Medical Center nurses attempted to reach a fair compromise with the hospital to avert a one-day unfair...


Sep 27, 2017, 11:17 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association Earns Reaccreditation From American Nurses Credentialing Center

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is pleased to announce it achieved reaccreditation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. ANCC...


Sep 25, 2017, 11:44 ET RNs from throughout the Northeast Region Join Ballot Initiative Petition Drive for Safe Patient Limits in Mass. Hospitals

The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association. What: Following the Secretary of State's release of the official ballot...


Sep 22, 2017, 12:05 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses Schedule 24-hour Strike for Tuesday, Oct. 3; RNs on Friday Issued 10-Day Notice Following Community Forum

The nearly 800 registered nurses of Berkshire Medical Center, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, delivered a 10-day...


Sep 21, 2017, 12:53 ET Mercy Home Care Nurses and Health Care Professionals in Springfield Vote to Join Massachusetts Nurses Association

The 47 registered nurses and health care professionals of Mercy Home Care officially joined the Massachusetts Nurses Association on Tuesday, Sept....


Sep 18, 2017, 11:44 ET MNA: Community Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Pittsfield Focuses on Patient Care Concerns of Berkshire Medical Center Nurses and the Public

A Community Town Hall on Tuesday night will feature registered nurses from Berkshire Medical Center sharing their concerns about patient safety at...


Sep 06, 2017, 14:03 ET Safe Patient Limits Ballot Initiative Certified by Attorney General; Measure will Protect Patients and Improve Care in Massachusetts Hospitals

The Patient Safety Act received certification today from the Massachusetts Attorney General's office. The Patient Safety Act will...


Aug 30, 2017, 14:24 ET Contract Talks Monday Between Berkshire Medical Center RNs and Management Ended With Management Refusing to Make Any Proposals

Contracts held on Monday, Aug. 28 between the Berkshire Medical Center nurses, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, and...


Aug 22, 2017, 18:23 ET Berkshire Medical Center Nurses to Visit Board Trustee in Pittsfield on Wednesday, Aug. 23 as RNs Seek a Fair Contract that Protects Patient Care

Berkshire Medical Center nurses, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, will visit a prominent member of the Berkshire Health...


Aug 17, 2017, 15:48 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association Statement on the Attorney General's Letter about the former North Adams Regional Hospital's Endowment Funds and Trustee Action Related to the Hospital's Illegal Closure

The following is a statement from the Massachusetts Nurses Association regarding the Aug. 9, 2017 letter from the Attorney General's Office to...


Aug 16, 2017, 15:57 ET Baystate Franklin and Noble Nurses Vote to Reject Management's 'Best and Final' Contract Offers; Noble RNs Authorize One-Day Strike

The registered nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Baystate Noble Hospital, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association,...


Aug 09, 2017, 09:51 ET Berkshire Medical Center RNs File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Over Hospital's Refusal to Provide Health Insurance Data Necessary for Negotiations

The registered nurses of Berkshire Medical Center, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, have filed an unfair labor practice charge...


Aug 03, 2017, 12:22 ET Nurses to Picket Baystate Corporate HQ in Springfield on Monday, Aug. 7 to Advocate for Safe Patient Care

Baystate Health nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association will hold an informational picket outside Baystate's corporate...


Jul 31, 2017, 12:17 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association Endorses Samuel Gebru for Cambridge City Council

Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the most powerful and effective voice on health care in the Commonwealth, has officially endorsed...


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...