WBGH Nurses Ratify New Contract With ‘Historic’ Raises

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 was reached between the Wyoming Valley Nurses Association/Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners (PASNAP) [...]

March 18th, 2022|

Sparrow Home Care Wins Unionization Case

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 Care. “Because we are now united together as a union, we will be able to [...]

March 4th, 2022|

Mass General Brigham Ads Touting Expansion are Ruffling Feathers

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, who say the health system is using its deep pockets to relay misleading information to [...]

March 3rd, 2022|

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

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 join UNAP, union spokesperson Brad Dufault said. UNAP is the largest health care union in [...]

March 2nd, 2022|

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

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 battle, but we maintained our honor and dignity and union rights we’ve fought for for [...]

February 28th, 2022|

New Bedford Nurses Win Union Contract After Lengthy Labor Dispute

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 Association reported last year that nurses with 15 years of experience earned an average of [...]

February 25th, 2022|
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