Worcester: Nurses Hold May Day Rally to Mark Two Months of Strike

By Vincent Cross This International Workers’ Day nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester held a rally to commemorate both May Day and their nearly two-months long strike for safer working conditions. Negotiations with Tenet Healthcare, the Texas-based corporation which owns St. Vincent, have stalled as Tenet refuses an increase to staffing levels or to lower the current nurse to patient ratio, which is the … Continue reading Worcester: Nurses Hold May Day Rally to Mark Two Months of Strike

Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Begin Strike for Better Working Conditions

By Vincent Cross On Monday morning, hundreds of nurses gathered outside St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts to officially mark the beginning of their strike for better working conditions and increased staffing levels. The nurses have been demanding increased staffing levels and a lower patient-nurse ratio for years, and last month they overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike if management continued to refuse to meet … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Begin Strike for Better Working Conditions

Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Vote to Strike, Ready to Fight for Demands

Photo Credit: Telegram and Gazette By Vincent Cross On Wednesday, more than 700 of the 800 nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts voted in favor of striking. Demands are for safe staffing and legal patient-to-nurse ratios. While the vote authorizes the union to strike, they have yet to give management the required ten-day notice before the strike can begin. Nurses have been picketing … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Vote to Strike, Ready to Fight for Demands