Monthly Archives: February 2022

‘We Feel Exuberant, Amazing’: St. Vincent Hospital Nurses Vote to Keep Union with Mass. Nurses Association

2022-03-05T14:17:05+00:00February 28th, 2022|News|

The Massachusetts Nurses Association will stay at St. Vincent Hospital, after nurses voted 302 to 133 in favor of retaining the union. “We feel exuberant, amazing. Totally vindicated and ready to move forward,” Marlena Pellegrino, a longtime nurse and co-chair of the bargaining unit said in an interview following Monday's vote count. “This has been a grueling [...]

New Bedford Nurses Win Union Contract After Lengthy Labor Dispute

2022-03-05T02:25:23+00:00February 25th, 2022|News|

Nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford ratified their first union contract on Friday, bringing an end to a three-year dispute over working conditions and wages. For much of the pandemic, nurses at St. Luke’s, the city's largest employer, earned less than their peers at nearby hospitals, according to the union. The Massachusetts Nurses [...]

Listen to Your Nurses: We Need Relief on the Front Lines

2022-03-05T02:35:37+00:00February 24th, 2022|News|

I have worked as a pediatric ICU nurse at Westchester Medical Center for more than seven years. Patients from a five-county region come to our hospital, including our children’s hospital and level I trauma center. We provide intensive and specialty care to some of the most vulnerable patient populations. Understaffing is a long-standing issue in [...]

‘Nurses Have Finally Learned What They’re Worth’

2022-03-05T02:28:47+00:00February 15th, 2022|News|

In the early morning on Mother’s Day in 2020, Solomon Barraza walked into an intensive-care unit in Amarillo, Texas, and, with the fluorescent lights clicking on above him after the night shift, flipped through the stack of papers attached to a gray clipboard — his roster of patients and nurses for the day. Barraza, who [...]

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