Nurses at short end of the stick

Nurses are protesting safety measures for patients being overlooked and sick time being questioned or cut by executives at the Cambridge Health Alliance are locked in a difficult battle.

The Cambridge Health Alliance is Goliath.

The nurses and health professionals having to beg are like David.

In the biblical parable of David versus Goliath, David slew Goliath against all odds.

This ongoing battle between nurses at the former Whidden Hospital and two others in the area are pitted against their masters, the big feeling executives at the CHA.

Once celebrated by those executives as the nation’s front line of medical first responders against the COVID pandemic during the past year, the nurses have been relegated to a secondary position now that the crisis has passed.

Their contract negotiations are stuck, with the CHA holding back at a time when generosity should be the word and action of the day.

‘We’ve gone from heroes to zeros,” said a member of the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

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