Strike Continues for MNA Nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester – They Can Use Our Support on The Lines
The 800 nurses of St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester are on strike against Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare in the wake of the for-profit conglomerate’s refusal to heed nurses’ longstanding call for desperately needed staffing improvements to ensure safer patient care.
“This is a strike for the safety of our patients and our community,” said Marlena Pellegrino, RN, co-chair of the local bargaining unit of the Massachusetts Nurses Association. “We are sad to see that Tenet holds so little value for our patients, yet we are resolved to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to protect our patients, as it is safer to strike now than allow Tenet to continue endangering our patients every day on every shift. As we begin our strike, we are always ready to get back to the table to negotiate whenever Tenet is ready to do the same.”
Picket lines will be up from 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM daily. Please make every effort to show up and offer support to our striking brothers and sisters.