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Negotiations to be Held June 24 Between Brigham Nurses and BWH/Partners HealthCare


What:  The 22nd negotiating session between Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) nurses and BWH/Partners HealthCare since Sept. 1, 2015

When:  Friday, June 24 starting at 9 a.m.

Where: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 99 Summer St., Boston, MA

Who:   17 registered nurses, elected by their fellow 3,300 Brigham nurses and represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, will meet with the federal mediator and hospital representatives

CANTON, Mass. – The 17-member Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) nurse bargaining committee will meet at the federal mediator’s office in Boston on Friday, June 24 to continue contract negotiations with a federal mediator and representatives from BWH/Partners HealthCare.

The 3,300 Brigham nurses are prepared to strike for 24 hours starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 27 unless BWH/Partners offers a fair settlement that values safe patient care and nurses above corporate profits. It would be the first nurse strike in Boston in 30 years and the largest in Massachusetts history.

“We have reached the point where the hospital does not value and respect patients and nurses,” said Trish Powers, RN OR staff nurse and chair of the Massachusetts Nurses Association BWH bargaining unit. “Under corporate owner Partners HealthCare, the Brigham cares more about profits and executive pay than providing safe patient care and treating its nurses fairly.”

For more information, see this previous Brigham nurse press release.