2011 News

Nurses to Picket at Berkshire Medical Center Fighting for Patient Safety and an Equitable Contract

05.13.2011

M E D I A    A D V I S O R Y

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Charlie Rasmussen 781-363-0728

Date: May 13, 2011

NURSES TO PICKET AT BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER
FIGHTING FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND AN EQUITABLE CONTRACT

The Registered Nurses of the Berkshire Medical Center will hold an informational picket at the hospital on Monday, May 16 to inform the public about serious issues affecting the quality of patient care and their struggle for an equitable and fair contract. This is the completion of the picket they began on April 28 which was suspended because of a severe thunder and lightning storm. The RNs of the Massachusetts Nurses Association bargaining unit have been in negotiations with management since July 2010.

WHEN: Monday May 16, 2011
1 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: In front of Berkshire Medical Center
725 North St.
Pittsfield, MA

WHO: The registered nurses of Berkshire Medical Center and their supporters

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Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association is the largest professional health care organization and the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its 23,000 members advance the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Legislature and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. The MNA is also a founding member of National Nurses United, the largest national nurses union in the United States with more than 150,000 members from coast to coast. -###-

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