/C O R R E C T I O N -- Massachusetts Nurses Association/

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Nursing Profession News J E 4
In the news release, Settlement or Strike: Decision Week Ahead in North Adams, issued 30-Aug-2010 by Massachusetts Nurses Association over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first bullet point should read "Implement a series of proposals" rather than "Remove a series of proposals" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

Settlement or Strike: Decision Week Ahead in North Adams

NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a September 3 strike deadline looming, the Registered Nurses of North Adams Regional Hospital go back to the table for a final round of negotiations. The nurses are hopeful that management will come to their senses and withdraw the disastrous concessions they have kept on the table. The hospital still has proposals on the table that will be harmful to the patients and the nurses of NARH. The hospital wants to:

If there is a settlement, the Thursday rally will be a celebration; if not it will be a support rally for the nurses who will be on strike.

Schedule for Week

Tuesday, August 31

Negotiations resume in North Adams (the nurses are committed to staying late and meeting again on Wednesday if there is progress toward a just solution).

Thursday, September 2, 5 p.m.

Support Rally (or victory celebration) at St. Elizabeth's of Hungary Parish Hall corner of Holden Street and St. Anthony's Drive in North Adams

Friday, September 3, 6 a.m.

Picketing begins as nurses leave hospital to join the line.


For the latest information check the MNA website at .

-- Implement a series of proposals that will eliminate the right of nurses to a set schedule with guaranteed hours and a stable income. -- Remove the nurses' current right to refuse mandatory overtime when they are too ill or tired to provide safe care. -- Remove a provision ensuring that nurses have safe patient assignments.

SOURCE Massachusetts Nurses Association


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