Striking Massachusetts nurses win solidarity

By Jacob Perasso
May 24, 2021
Striking Massachusetts nurses win solidarity
Militant/Jacob Perasso

WORCESTER, Mass. — A group of workers from Albany, New York, came to bring solidarity to Massachusetts Nurses Association members on strike at St. Vincent Hospital here May 5 on the 60th day of their walkout. Over 700 nurses are fighting against unsafe working conditions and understaffing — dangerous for both medical workers and the patients. At far left is Mike Fitzsimmons, a member of the New York State Nurses Association and of the union’s bargaining committee at Albany Medical Center fighting for their first contract. The delegation included Kathie Fitzgerald, far right, who brought $60 she and her co-workers collected at the Walmart store where she works as a cashier, as well as a card they all signed. Fitzgerald is the Socialist Workers Party candidate for Albany Common Council president.