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2011-09-06 13:42:00

Nurses demand a contract that recognizes the value of their work BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses always consider striking a last resort, but in response to management contract proposals that would degrade the nurses' quality of life, the registered nurses of the Brooklyn Hospital Center voted September 1 and 2 to authorize a strike. Members of the 500-person bargaining unit turned out overwhelmingly to let management know they would not accept an unfair and...

2011-07-19 15:38:00

Includes Successor Language, Layoff Protections BEVERLY and GLOUCESTER, Mass., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just days before the hospital system announced its pending affiliation with Burlington-based Lahey Clinic, the RNs at Northeast Health Corporation--who are unionized with the Massachusetts Nurses Association--reached a tentative agreement with management. The two-year agreement, which was finalized on July 13, put an end to more than eight months worth of negotiations and...

2011-07-14 15:08:00

In the news release, Health Affairs Study on Achievements of California Safe Staffing Law, issued 14-Jul-2011 by Massachusetts Nurses Association over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the seventeenth paragraph, first sentence, should read " A hearing on the bill is scheduled for Sep. 20, 2011 before the Joint Committee on Public Health." rather than "Sep. 20, 2001" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Health Affairs Study on...

2011-07-14 14:30:00

New Study Adds to Evidence on Success of California's RN-Patient Staffing Law to Improve Nursing, Patient Care Study Bolsters Case for Pending Legislation to Set Safe Patient Limits in Massachusetts Acute Care Hospitals CANTON, Mass., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another major study has reinforced a growing body of evidence that California's landmark law requiring minimum, specific nurse-to-patient staffing limits enhances registered nurse staffing and the quality of patient...

2011-07-12 09:00:00

METHUEN, Mass., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Culminating a two-year effort to win union representation to improve patient care, registered nurses at Steward Holy Family Hospital voted last night by 70 percent to join the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United (MNA/NNU), the state and nation's pre-eminent organization of RNs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060525/NETH016LOGO) The campaign gained momentum when the MNA and Steward Health Care, the...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

Pact Provides Nurses with Limits on the Use of Mandatory Overtime, Staffing Improvements, and a Process for Improving Conditions on the Psychiatric Unit to Improve Care and Protect Staff HYANNIS, Mass., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The registered nurses of Cape Cod and Falmouth Hospitals voted yesterday to ratify a new three-year contract that includes improvements in working conditions sought by the nurses to improve patient care at the facility. (Logo:...

2011-06-21 11:27:00

MT. VERNON, Wash., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), representing over 440 registered nurses at Skagit Valley Hospital, is holding an informational picket today to highlight issues critical to patient safety and nurse retention. Over the course of the day, nearly 300 nurses and community members will gather in front of Skagit Valley Hospital to speak out and educate the public about key concerns including changes to overtime, the ability...

2011-06-20 15:59:00

Union will seek to remedy cuts with gains at the bargaining table NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The employer trustees of the NYSNA Benefits Fund have prevailed in their efforts to decimate the health insurance coverage offered by the fund, a move that the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) sees as part of the coordinated attack on unions and the middle class. The Nurses Association will now take its fight to preserve quality healthcare benefits for registered...

2011-06-08 11:38:00

LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy begins to show signs of recovery and pressure returns on nurse wages, attrition, and labor availability, hospital executives face the challenge of managing labor costs and scarce clinical personnel while managing patient care. KPMG LLP recently conducted a study that explores how hospital executives view their use of full-time and supplemental labor in the current economy. The study addresses hospitals' views on quality of patient...

2011-06-08 09:00:00

Management Refuses to Guarantee Nurses Their Union Rights and Contract BEVERLY and GLOUCESTER, Mass., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in the bargaining unit's history, the registered nurses (RNs) at Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals who are unionized with the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) will conduct informational picketing on Wednesday, June 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. outside both facilities. (Logo:...