No deal: St. Vincent nurses will keep striking after Worcester hospital makes offer

Boston Herald 

St. Vincent Hospital nurses and the hospital's management were unable to strike a deal Monday after the two sides returned to the bargaining table for the first time since the Worcester nurses started walking the picket line 50 days ago. The 800 nurses have been on strike since March 8 as they continue to battle Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare over better staffing measures. A federal mediator scheduled the new round of negotiations on Monday as Tenet presented an "adjustment" to its most recent proposal, Saint Vincent Hospital CEO Carolyn Jackson said on Sunday before negotiations. But the nurses, who are with the Massachusetts Nurses Association, reviewed the hospital's proposal with the membership via Zoom -- and the members "voiced strong opposition," the MNA said after the session on Monday. "The strike will continue," the MNA said in a statement.

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