MA nurses set to strike as Tufts, union won't budge

Boston Herald, April 26, 2011

Nurses at Tufts Medical Center moved closer to a strike yesterday, notifying administrators they will hit the picket lines May 6 if they don't reach an agreement on their patient ratio demands. Tufts Medical Center boss Tufts Medical Centersaid she has replacements lined up. "We have no concerns about being able to properly staff the medical center," said Zane, who said she has arranged for about 200 out-of-state registered nurses to care for patients. "We would prefer our own nurses, but these nurses come highly recommended." The Massachusetts Nurses Association, representing 1,100 Tufts nurses, handed its formal 10-day strike notice to Tufts management at the end of yesterday's negotiating session. The union said the one-day strike will begin at 6 a.m. on May 6 and end the next day at 7:00 a.m. The notice doesn't guarantee a strike, and talks will continue until May 6. But last night, neither side showed signs of backing down.

Comments are moderated. Please be patient.


MOST POPULAR

" style="font-family:inherit">Physician's Scathing Remarks Humiliate Patient, Cost Hospital
  • Alternative Staffing Arrangements
  • " style="font-family:inherit">The Perils of Cut-and-Paste Documentation
  • Aging Doctors: Time for Mandatory Competency Testing?
  • 7 Years In, Triple Aim Transcends Jargon
  • Alternative Staffing Arrangements
  • CMS Predictive Readmission Models 'Not Very Good'
  • SPONSORED REPORTS
    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    SIGN UP

    FREE e-Newsletters Join the Council Subscribe to HL magazine

    SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING

    100 Winners Circle Suite 300
    Brentwood, TN 37027

    800-727-5257

    About | Advertise | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Reprints/Permissions | Contact
    © HealthLeaders Media 2014 a division of BLR All rights reserved.