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Brigham nurses ratify contract, warn of ER woes

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Nurses from Brigham and Women's Hospital have ratified a new collective bargaining accord with the hospital, but are warning about worsening problems in the hospital's emergency department.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association said the nurses secured a “strong compensation and benefits package” in the new two-year agreement, which was reached on April 18 and then ratified by mail-in voting.
In addition to retroactive pay, the agreement increases the salary scale for all nurses by 5 percent, the MNA said, with nurses at the top of the scale receiving a 15 percent increase, or about $12 per...
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