Massachusetts: After Ten-Month Long Strike Ends, Saint Vincent Nurses Reflect on Their Struggle

By Vincent Cross On Monday, January 4, nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester overwhelmingly voted to approve a new contract and back-to-work agreement. The vote formally ended a walkout which had resulted in the longest nurses’ strike in Massachusetts history and the longest nurses’ strike in the United States in over fifteen years. The tenacious fight, which won most of the workers’ demands, reflected … Continue reading Massachusetts: After Ten-Month Long Strike Ends, Saint Vincent Nurses Reflect on Their Struggle

Massachusetts: Longest Nurses’ Strike in State History Continues as Hospital Owners Retaliate

Photo: Community members showing support for the St. Vincent nurses. By Vincent Cross The nurses’ strike at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, now the longest nurses’ strike in Massachusetts history, closed in on its seventh month this week as nurses continued walking the picket lines. Negotiations broke down in August when hospital owners, Texas-based Tenet Healthcare, did not guarantee that all nurses would return to … Continue reading Massachusetts: Longest Nurses’ Strike in State History Continues as Hospital Owners Retaliate