About 100 Healthcare Workers Walk Out Of Faulkner Hospital In Boston

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Tuesday, around 100 caregivers walked out of Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Boston, demanding better pay and a fair union contract.

Representatives from the 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East tell WBZ NewsRadio in a statement that workers believe a new contract would improve jobs and safeguard care.

"At one of the richest healthcare institutions in Massachusetts, it is inexcusable that caregivers are earning as little as $15.45 an hour. Healthcare workers have faced unimaginable hardship and made incredible sacrifices over the past three years, and deserve better," a 1199SEIU spokesperson said.

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The Faulkner Hospital employees walked out of the building during their lunch break to chant and picket outside.

WBZ NewsRadio reached out to Brigham and Women's Hospital for a statement on the protest.

"Our goal has been, and remains, to reach a fair agreement that supports and recognizes the critical work of our staff in providing high-quality care to our patients. We continue to work towards that goal," said BWFH Executive Director of Human Resources Laura Barnett.

WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports.

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