As of this show date, nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital have been on strike for 113 days - the second longest nurses strike in Massachusetts history. Of the 800 nurses registered there, 700 are bargaining for safer staffing to ensure safer patient care. The hospital has announced that they would begin hiring replacements.
Dara Kennedy and Maya Shwayder will talk with multiple sides including Marie Ritacco, a Saint Vincent registered nurse and Vice President of the Massachusetts Nurses Association. She explains the working conditions inside the hospital that led to the strike.
Saint Vincent Hospital CEO Carolyn Jackson gives us an update on the latest offer to the Massachusetts Nurses Association.
Marlena Pellegrino is one of the Saint Vincent nurses on strike and is co-chair of the local bargaining unit for the Massachusetts Nurses Association. She explains how far apart the two sides are.
Finally, we'll hear from a non-striking worker who gives us a first account of what's happening inside the hospital during the strike.