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North Adams nurses put out call for support

NORTH ADAMS — The registered nurses at North Adams Regional Hospital are looking for community support as they near a Sept. 3 strike date.

"In a time of crisis, a family sticks together. We nurses are in crisis, and we need your support," begins a new 30-second television spot filmed by the local unit of the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

It goes on to state that nurses are concerned with contract language that would affect the quality of care patients receive and the quality of life of the union’s members.

"We would never know what our paycheck would be or when we would work," a voice-over says at it shows pictures of the hospital’s nursing staff. "The hospital executives want to send us home when they want. You don’t want to be cared for a nurse that is sick or overtired — We are a family and we need your help."

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