More than 1200 nurses at Boston hospital start strike


More than 1,200 nurses at Tufts Medical Center went on strike after last-minute negotiations between the union that represents them and the Boston hospital were unsuccessful.

Tufts nurses are the lowest paid in the city by $9 an hour, nurses told the Boston Business Journal.

The MNA said nurses want improvements in staffing levels, salary increases, and an enhanced pension benefit.

The strike began Wednesday at 7 a.m. and is meant to go until 6:59 a.m. on Thursday, making it a one-day strike, the union said.

Shortly before the Wednesday morning strike began outside Tufts Medical Center, nurses working third shift were escorted out of the hospital.

It's the first nurses strike in Boston in more than 30 years. "We will deliver the same exceptional care that we always have at Tufts Medical Center". "#WeArePrepared", a tweet from the hospital's account reads.

Apple Back To School Deal 2017 Revealed
You can check out Apple's back-to-school promotion web page, which has links to all the eligible Macs and iPads for the offer. The promotion is essentially the same as last year's with one notable exception: The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are excluded.

The MNA also said Tufts management proposed freezing the benefit pension plan for approximately 350 RNs and implementing what they call a complex catch up mechanism as part of a proposed higher-risk 403 (b) matching program.

"We've offered raises of 5 percent on top of a 5 percent step raise for nurses who are relatively junior", Weingart said. The union recycled their retirement proposal that is risky for nurses and expensive for the hospital.

"It can take several weeks to train even an experienced nurse to provide quality care under normal conditions in a new hospital setting", said Havlicek Cornacchia in a statement.

The hospital hired 320 replacement nurses in preparation for a strike.

Nurses say the hospital needs to adjust their priorities and put patients and staff first.

"The MNA had a choice to support patient safety - they instead chose to call on our nurses to walk out on patients".

Related News:

  • Hyperloop One shows first 'Full Systems Test', unveils first 'pod'

    Hyperloop One shows first 'Full Systems Test', unveils first 'pod'

    Today we're also unveiling XP-1, the pod we'll be using for those full systems tests over the next several months at DevLoop. It appears the Hyperloop One company has managed to take Elon Musk's idea the furthest.
    Rob Kardashian Allegedly Apologizes To The Women In His Family

    Rob Kardashian Allegedly Apologizes To The Women In His Family

    Yet, for some reason, people can't help but follow the twisted saga that's now unfolding around her and Rob Kardashian . TMZ reports that Rob, "said he regrets he didn't deal with the Chyna drama privately and said it wouldn't happen again".
    Trump Tweets-As Read By Gollum

    Trump Tweets-As Read By Gollum

    Of course, just having Andy Serkis act like Gollum in a regular conversation wouldn't be all that exciting. And Colbert, a huge LOTR nerd, had Serkis read President Trump's tweets on air.
  • Spoon! Amazon's The Tick Series Trailer is Here!

    Spoon! Amazon's The Tick Series Trailer is Here!

    The Tick is a fun spoof of superheroes , and the character has been quite enjoyable in previous iterations. A pilot for the series was aired a month later before being picked up for development as a series.
    Mobile legends developer responds to Riot Games lawsuit

    Mobile legends developer responds to Riot Games lawsuit

    The 42-page document points on three mobile games , with the two being " Magic Rush: Heroes " and " Mobile Legends: Bang Bang ". According to Slingshot Esports , the lawsuit was filed last Thursday in the Central District Court of California.
    Global Endometrial Cancer Therapeutics Market Forecast 2017

    Global Endometrial Cancer Therapeutics Market Forecast 2017

    The profiles include contact information, gross, capacity, product details of each firm, price, and cost are covered. Detailed information about the key segments of the market and their growth prospects are available in the report.
  • Active search underway for triple shooting suspect in Gardendale

    Active search underway for triple shooting suspect in Gardendale

    Police also reported that his vehicle is a black 2007 Lincoln Navigator with a Florida tag 689NFN. According to , Lever fled into the woods after the shooting at around 8 a.m. local time.

    Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc

    Following the transaction, the director now owns 175,167 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $9,226,045.89. With 2.54M avg volume, 12 days are for VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC)'s short sellers to cover VFC's short positions.

    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE:CVRR) Downgraded to "Neutral" at Credit Suisse Group

    Its up 0.21, from 0.65 in 2016Q3. 03/05/2014 - CVR Partners, LP had its "equal weight" rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. Galapagos Nv Spon Adr was raised too. $6.03M worth of CVR Partners LP (NYSE:UAN) shares were sold by Blackstone Holdings I L.P .
  • Trump's Election Panel Puts Hold on Voter Data Request

    Trump's Election Panel Puts Hold on Voter Data Request

    On Monday, critics cheered the move and expressed hope the commission would permanently abandon efforts to collect voter data. Donald Trump's "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity", but only what is publicly available.

    Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:KIM) Receives An Update From Brokers

    The institutional investor bought 47,887 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock, valued at approximately $1,054,000. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are forecasting a harmony target price of $23.37 on company shares.
    Flash flood watch issued as 'tropical-like airmass' heads towards MA

    Flash flood watch issued as 'tropical-like airmass' heads towards MA

    A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga and Tompkins counties until 8 a.m. The slow-moving storms will move into to the Boston area by 3 p.m., StormTeam 5 meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon said.

Most liked

Talos, Premier Make 'World Class' Mexican Oil Find
Talos said the well, called Zama-1, is in 546 feet of water and has reached an initial vertical depth of about 11,000 feet. The well hit a gross oil bearing interval spanning 335 metres, with up to 200 metres of net oil bearing reservoir.

Microsoft's new Seeing AI app describes the world for the blind
This is the same kind of tech being used by other companies to power self-driving cars and drones, as pointed out by The Verge . Seeing AI enables users to point their phone's camera at someone or something and get a description of what it sees.

Capitol campus on lockdown due to police activity
The state capitol campus in Olympia is in lockdown after employees received alerts telling them to shelter in place. The State Patrol will brief the media on what sparked the lockdown and police response at 10:45 a.m.

Varun Sandesh's Wife Took Sleeping Pills Because..
Anxious about the sleep depravity, Vithika consulted a doctor and took some sleeping pills upon an advice. Dismissing the reports, she said she and her husband Varun Sandesh are doing great.

Ivanka sat in for president at G-20 leaders' table
It would never have occurred to my mother or my father to ask me. "I think there are multiple ways to have your voice heard. Donald Trump jnr's behaviour is potentially more serious for the president.

Mbappe knows he would not start elsewhere - Prince Albert
The French giants want to keep the player but it seems more and more likely that he will leave the club during the summer transfer window.

IOS 11 Public Beta 2 Download is Now Available - Install it Today
IOS 11 developer beta 3 comes just two weeks after Apple released the first public beta of the latest operating system. The small crosshair in the compass dial will indicate how the phone is sitting relative to being completely flat.

Protesters interrupt Woody Allen's jazz concert in Germany
After security personnel removed the women, the band continued with their concert, according to a local news publisher, SHZ. Last week, the venue played host to President Donald Trump and the attendees of the G20 conference.

Knicks, Rockets talking Anthony trade
Paul was traded to Houston in June, after picking up his option with the Los Angeles Clippers . With Anthony now 33 years of age, however, the Knicks are preparing to move on.

Measles has killed 35 children in Europe — UN health agency
This made him the latest fatality in a string of deaths that already reached 35 over a period of 12 months. It can spread from person to person by breathing contaminated air or touching an infected surface.

Trump administration has removed Kaspersky from approved suppliers list
Government agencies will still be able to use Kaspersky products purchased separate from the GSA contract process. General Services Administration has said that this decision was made after "review and careful consideration".

Guardian Investment Management Boosts Stake in JP Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)
Brave Warrior Advisors Llc, a New York-based fund reported 2.56 million shares.#img1#. $1.09 million worth of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Greenhaven Associates Inc increased Airbus Group Nv (Eadsy) (EADSY) stake by 1.06M shares to 35.55M valued at $583.74M in 2016Q4.

Bank Of Canada Raises Interest Rates To 0.75%, Canadian Dollar Strengthens
Although inflation has remained soft, BOC judged that it is temporary and would reach the target by the middle of 2018. This means there's nothing we can do now except wait and see what the next move will be for the central bank.

Long term Growth Analysis of Cenovus Energy Inc (NYSE:CVE)
Also, Director Richard Joseph Marcogliese purchased 8,800 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 6th. Finally, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd increased its position in shares of Cenovus Energy by 1.4% in the first quarter.

EU's Brexit Negotiator Lays Out Tough Conditions For UK
Barnier also fired back at foreign minister Boris Johnson who told European Union leaders to " go whistle " if they expected Britain to pay.