By Robert Weisman | Globe Staff June 12, 2013
The Massachusetts Nurses Association has ratified new labor contracts with Quincy Medical Center and the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
Unionized nurses, who mounted a 24-hour strike at the Quincy hospital April 11 to dramatize their complaints about staffing levels, ratified a one-year agreement with the hospital, union officials said Wednesday. The hospital is owned by Boston-based Steward Health Care System, which operates 11 for-profit hospitals in Eastern Massachusetts.
Union leaders said nurses at the Memorial/Hahnemann campus of UMass Medical Center had earlier ratified a new three-year contract.
Nurses had threatened a strike at that hospital last month, also over staffing levels, but that was headed off by a tentative agreement.