Join the nurses tonight at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield protest as they protest the rise of BMC’s profits at the expense of patient care! Last year, CEO David Phelp’s salary was nearly $1 Million. Profits were nearly $50 Million, more than three times the state average! And yet, conditions in the hospital grow more and more dangerous.
The hospital refuses to bargain around safe staffing. Nurses are required to care for more patients, to spend less time with each patient, and to treat patients with higher needs. To show Berkshire County that patient care must not come at the expense of profits, please join us for a one day strike!
Mon Oct 2 at 6pm: Candlelight vigil to support the nurses
Tues Oct 3 at 7am: Strike begins!
Tues Oct 3 at 12pm: Lunch rally to support the nurses
Tues Oct 3 at 5pm: Evening rally to support the nurses
Wed Oct 4 at 7am: Nurses will attempt to return to work*
*Even though the nurses will attempt to return to work, the hospital has threatened to shut them out for five days, which could cost an additional $1 Million or more.
Please join us over the next few days to show your support!