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Nurses’ a.m. rally on July 15 will be jam-packed with local legislators; interfaith prayer vigil on Sunday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

07.14.2017

BOSTON – The registered nurses of Tufts Medical Center, who are now in the midst of the second day of a forced lock out by the hospital, will be visited by several local elected leaders during their daily a.m. rally tomorrow morning, July 15.

What:    10 a.m. rally by Tufts RNs

When:    Saturday, July 15 at 10 a.m.

Where: Across from Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street

Who:     Hundreds of Tufts RNs and their supporters, as well as:
 
•    Mayor Marty Walsh
•    Congressman Stephen Lynch
•    Congressman Michael E. Capuano
•    Representative Denise Garlick

“We are honored to have their support,” said Barbara Tiller, RN and co-chair of the nurses’ bargaining unit, of the four elected leaders who will attend tomorrow’s rally. “Each understands the work we do on behalf of their constituents, our patients. And they truly know what we’re fighting for: The safety of our patients and the future of our nursing practice at Tufts.”


What:     Interfaith prayer vigil

When:     Sunday, July 17 at 7 p.m.

Where: Across from Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street

Who:     Hundreds of Tufts RNs and their supporters, local clergy

Background
Tufts nurses began an historic one-day strike Wednesday morning as Tufts management failed to agree to a fair settlement that ensures patients have the highly skilled nursing care they deserve. The strike – the first by nurses in Boston in 30 years and largest nurses’ strike in Massachusetts history – ended at 6:59 a.m. on July 13. Tufts management then began locking out nurses following the 24-hour strike for an additional four days, bringing in mercenary replacement nurses who do not know Tufts, patients, staff, systems, culture, or community.


Read more about the RN issues related to the strike and about the concerns Tufts RNs have with the mercenary replacement nurses here: http://massnurses.org/news-and-events/p/openItem/10555

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