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Nurse Negotiations

Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses hosting party Friday night to thank community

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses will hold a party at the Greenfield Grille Friday night to thank the community for its support during the recent 29-month contract dispute with the hospital. Nurses and hospital officials signed a new contract last month. Nurses want people to stay involved in an effort to keep medical services local in Greenfield, and view the party, which starts at 6 p.m., as another … 0

Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses ratify new contract

Thursday, February 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses unanimously voted Thursday to ratify a new contract that will maintain daily overtime through 2016 and end their 29-month standoff with the hospital. The agreement that ultimately broke the deadlock, and averted a 24-hour strike that had been scheduled Monday, was set into motion last week by state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg. He brought the parties back … 0

Nurses strike averted

Friday, February 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — On the brink of another nursing strike at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, hospital officials and nurses union leaders reached a tentative contract agreement on Friday that will end their 29-month standoff. State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg and Rep. Stephen Kulik orchestrated the 11th-hour negotiations in the Hotel Northampton, which lasted for about … 0

Nurses’ strike sends message without incident

Sunday, October 7, 2012

GREENFIELD — A 24-hour strike of Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses got its message across without ill effect. Although the strike went smoothly, the same can’t be said of the negotiations. Though negotiations between the nurses and the hospital are at a standstill, both sides said that the … 0

Nurses go on 24-hour strike against Greenfield’s Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Friday, October 5, 2012

GREENFIELD — A heavy fog was just beginning to lift at 6:50 a.m. on Friday, as about 70 Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses and their supporters huddled together on the intersection of Beacon and High streets. Signs hung … 0

Nurses begin 24-hour strike

Thursday, October 4, 2012

GREENFIELD — After a year of failed contract negotiations, fueled by debate over hospital policies and negotiation rights, the Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses intend to strike today. Unless an 11th-hour settlement was reached after press time — something neither side expects to happen — the nurses will … 0

Nurses, hospital prepare for scheduled Friday strike

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

GREENFIELD — With a Friday strike date fast approaching, Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses and hospital administrators met for three hours Wednesday night — but were unable to reach a settlement. The Massachusetts Nurses Association bargaining unit still … 0