“Rally Against Replacement” in Support of the Striking St. Vincent Nurses Who Will be Completing their 10th Week on Strike for Safer Patient Care

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      sonofspy777
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      WORCESTER, Mass. – On Saturday Congressman James McGovern and Congresswoman Lori Trahan will be making another visit to the St. Vincent Hospital nurses strike line, this time to host a “Rally Against Replacement,” to register strong community opposition to the recent announcement by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare that they were refusing to continue negotiations to address a patient safety crisis at the hospital and instead were posting positions to permanently replace the nurses to maintain the dangerous status quo.

      The nurses will continue their efforts to reach an agreement to end a strike that is focused on improving staffing levels at the hospital, staffing levels, and working conditions that have forced more than 700 of them onto the street, conditions that before the strike, drove more than 100 nurses to leave the facility for other hospitals with safer working conditions. The nurses see no likelihood that the hospital can replace them as the strike has been widely lauded throughout the nursing community across the state and the nation, as the nurses have been held up as being heroes for the stand they are making in the wake of the worst public health crisis in the nation’s history.

      Hopes of continuing negotiations to end the strike were dashed last Friday when Tenet refused the nurses’ offer to get back to the table.

      The parties held their third round of negotiations on May 5, and while some movement was made in some areas, there are still significant differences on the issue of staffing that still need to be resolved before a settlement is possible. At the end of the session, after the nurses delivered yet another counterproposal to the hospital, the talks ended, with the nurses informing Tenet that they would be sharing the hospital’s latest proposal with their members on May 6 and offered up May 7 as a day to continue the process.

      https://www.massnurses.org/news-and-events/p/openItem/12072

      Support them. The life you save may be your own.

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

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