RNs at Cambridge Medical Center made final preparations for their Nov. 20 informational picketing on Tuesday night.
MNA Cambridge members and their families turned out in force to make signs and other preparations for Thursday’s picketing.
The RNs say they are frustrated with the hospital’s emphasis on profit over patient care and staff.
RNs are very concerned about the hospital’s proposals during the current contract negotiations, and recent staff layoffs.
Community members are solidly behind nurses. “I support our nurses” signs are in yards and businesses throughout Cambridge, and community residents will join the RNs on the picket line on Thursday.
Picketing is 2-6 p.m. on the public sidewalks around the hospital. A candlelight vigil starts at 5 p.m.