Monthly Archives: March 2022

WBGH Nurses Ratify New Contract With ‘Historic’ Raises

2022-03-18T16:50:48+00:00March 18th, 2022|News|

The 300-plus nurses at General Hospital voted Tuesday to ratify a new, three-year contact that prioritizes nurse retention and patient care and includes “historic” raises, according to a release from their union. Th pact includes wage increases of 18%, 3% and 3% over three years. In the midst of a statewide staffing crisis, the agreement [...]

Sparrow Home Care Wins Unionization Case

2022-03-05T02:18:32+00:00March 4th, 2022|News|

Healthcare workers at Sparrow Home Care have voted to create a union with the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA). According to the Michigan Nurses Association, the National Labor Relations Board voted unanimously (31-0) in favor of unionization. “We are so excited to have successfully won our union,” said Sarah Pangle, an occupational therapist at Sparrow Home [...]

Mass General Brigham Ads Touting Expansion are Ruffling Feathers

2022-03-05T01:47:49+00:00March 3rd, 2022|News|

The state’s largest health system wants to expand, and it wants your support. For weeks, Mass General Brigham has splashed its teal ads across newspaper pages, television screens, and the Internet to rally support behind its proposed $2.3 billion expansion. The campaign, which experts estimate cost millions of dollars, has angered competitors and a legislator, [...]

Nurses at Providence Hospital Vote to Unionize by 2-1 Margin

2022-03-05T02:13:58+00:00March 2nd, 2022|News|

Nurses voted to unionize by about a 2-1 margin at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, union organizers said. The wide margin of victory illustrates the nurses' “deep dissatisfaction” with management, said Lynn Blais, president of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals. The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that around 220 nurses at Roger Williams will [...]

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