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MNA shows its support for striking Shaw’s workers

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
June 2010 Edition

On May 24, 25 and 26 the MNA set out to support the striking Shaw’s workers from the company’s Methuen distribution center.  The strikers were participating in a "walk for justice" – a five-day, 60-mile walk that led the workers (members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 791) and their supporters across the commonwealth and to the State House in Boston.  The photo above was taken on River Road in Andover.

MNA members and staff stood in solidarity with workers from the Shaw’s Methuen warehouse on May 27 at the State House. From left: MNA member Linda Condon, MNA staff members Maryanne McHugh, Riley Ohlson, Barbara “Cookie” Cooke and Jeanine Hickey and MNA member Tina Russell. Photo credit: Michael Canavan

The MNA supported the walkers throughout the march by providing them with water and snacks, as well as access to shade and restroom facilities.

The Shaw’s warehouse workers went out on strike on March 7 after management came to the negotiating table demanding numerous unreasonable concessions. Shaw’s management has since refused to come back to the bargaining table for meaningful negotiations.