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Nurses to vote whether to strike By James Vaznis, Globe Staff | November 13, 2006 Nurses at Brigham and Women's Hospital, who have been negotiating a contract since July, will vote today on... Read More

  1. by   Chaoticdreams33
    That seems like a shitload of money!!! I wouldn't be complaining!

    But then again, living in Boston is crazy expensive.
  2. by   DolphinRN84
    Quote from Chaoticdreams33
    That seems like a shitload of money!!! I wouldn't be complaining!

    But then again, living in Boston is crazy expensive.

    That's almost exactly what I was thinking. But yeah the cost of living in Boston is outrageous. You'd think they could keep up with the salaries.
  3. by   TechieNurse
    Hi Everyone
    Brigham nurse here, I thought I'd comment on a few things.

    Brigham is one of the best paying facilities in Boston.

    In my opinion, the decision to strike had nothing to do with pay.
    I think it centered on a few points:
    1) removing charge nurses from the union by calling them managers (related to a recent NLRB decision).
    2) not assigning newly licensed nurses (licensed < 1 yr.) charge duties until they have sufficient orientation & experience (18 months employment). It also prevents nurses licensed less than a year from being a preceptor to other new hires for the same time frame.

    Massnurses.org will have more details. We vote on whether to accept the new agreement on Dec. 12.
  4. by   DolphinRN84
    Quote from TechieNurse
    Hi Everyone
    Brigham nurse here, I thought I'd comment on a few things.

    Brigham is one of the best paying facilities in Boston.

    In my opinion, the decision to strike had nothing to do with pay.
    I think it centered on a few points:
    1) removing charge nurses from the union by calling them managers (related to a recent NLRB decision).
    2) not assigning newly licensed nurses (licensed < 1 yr.) charge duties until they have sufficient orientation & experience (18 months employment). It also prevents nurses licensed less than a year from being a preceptor to other new hires for the same time frame.

    Massnurses.org will have more details. We vote on whether to accept the new agreement on Dec. 12.

    Thanks for the information TechieNurse! That kinda of explains things a bit better....and yeah they are a pretty good paying hospital. But didn't they mention that their nurses were paid like 10% less than other Boston hospitals...I don't know...that's just what I've heard in the news and stuff. Good luck with that and keep us updated!

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