no, i would not cross a picket and here's why:
knowing nothing at all about tuft's nor the union involved, nor anything even about boston, my sentiment is thus based solely on what i understand about nurses and the economy.
the economy is stinking bad; any nurse willing to walk off a job must have some damned good reason.
nurses don't leave patients in a lurch; it just goes contrary to their nature both as professionals and
as people. any nurse willing to walk away from a patient in need must have some damned good reason.
given that tuft's (according to the op) has 1100 nurses, and the vote was over 70%, that means that 770 plus rn's are willing to walk out.
there must be a damned good reason.
support your nursing unions!