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UMass University Campus RNs to Hold Informational Picket on April 5 Over Management’s 50 Major Concessions & Campaign to Decimate Nursing Program at UMMC

RNs to UMMC: Let’s Work Together to Protect our Patients

Worcester — The registered nurses of the UMass Memorial Medical Center—University Campus will conduct informational picketing on Wednesday, April 5 from 2 – 6 p.m., as management continues to try to decimate the quality of the nursing program at UMMC. Hospital management has come to the table with more than 50 proposals to dismantle or degrade nearly every provision in the nurses’ contract, a process that will prevent the recruitment and retention of staff needed to ensure safe patient care. In addition, they are seeking to strip the nurses’ defined-benefit pension, and provide younger nurses with significantly fewer benefits. The nurses are seeking the public’s support to convince UMMC management to stop its assault on nurses and bargain in good faith towards a fair contract settlement that will allow us to recruit and retain the staff needed to maintain the high standards of quality care patients expect from the region’s premier trauma and transplant center.

The RNs of UMMC/University Campus MNA bargaining unit along with community and labor supporters

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Corner of Plantation Street and Rt. 9
Worcester, MA