Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey Visits Nurses Strike In Worcester

WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It has been 16 days since the nurses at St. Vincent Hospital went on strike.

On Wednesday, the 800 striking nurses received a visit from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy.

Healy arrived to the strike line outside of the hospital at around 3 p.m. and is one of many public officials in support of the strike.

On March 12, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Jim McGovern stopped by to show their support to the nurses.

They are striking against the hospitals Dallas-based owner Tenet Healthcare over concerns about unsafe staffing levels and patient care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tenet Healthcare alleged that they have tried to find a middle ground with the nurses -- but the union has refused to engage with them.

At the strike, Healy told the nurses that she “come[s] from a family of nurses” and “grew up understanding firsthand what it means to deliver and take care of someone.”

WBZ NewsRadio’s Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports:

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Written by Edyn Jensen

(Photo: WBZ NewsRadio/Matt Shearer)

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