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Support nurses' right to a fair contract!

tom_neilson_70.jpgKudos to Green-Rainbow Party member and troubadour Tom Neilson, who provided music and support for nurses, patient care, and community care workers at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield seeking a fair contract. Baystate claims it can't afford to meet the nurses demands for safe staffing levels and work conditions, insisting instead on forced overtime. 

According to Leo Maley of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, "Baystate must think that bullying workers is OK behavior. Baystate employs about 10,000, takes in about $1.5 billion, and paid CEO Mark Tolosky $1.9 million in 2010, the second highest paid health-care CEO in New England.  Not bad for a 'non-profit'  that is the largest private employer in Western Massachusetts!" 

Video by Paul Richmond.

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