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MEDIA ADVISORY: Baystate Visiting Nurses Schedule Information Pickets on Nov. 28 & 29

RNs Fighting to Retain Union Rights

After almost a year of negotiations, the Registered Nurses of the Baystate Visiting Nurses Association are taking their fight to retain their union rights to the community with two informational picket lines. The members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association bargaining unit are frustrated by the negotiations which have dragged on since January. In these sessions Baystate is attempting to dictate wages and health insurance provisions rather than negotiate these issues.

To get the word out the nurses have scheduled two pickets. The first picket on Monday will be in front of the agency in downtown Springfield. The second picket on Tuesday will be at the construction site of Baystate’s “Hospital of the Future.”

WHEN:    Monday, November 28, 2011
              4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE:  Baystate VNA office
              50 Maple St.  Springfield, MA
WHO:     The Registered Nurses and their Community Supporters

WHEN:    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
              4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE:   Baystate’s “Hospital of the Future” site
              Springfield St. Springfield, MA
WHO:      The Registered Nurses and their Community Supporters
Note:      The visuals will be better in front of the construction site on Tuesday.



Joe Twarog 781-571-9959 (Monday)
Charlie Rasmussen  781-363-0728 (Tuesday)