DECH Nurses Rally Public Support for ‘Safe Staffing’ in Midst of Contract Talks

Nurses Working Since October Without a Contract

 

By Paul Sylvain

Bone-chilling cold on Jan. 27 failed to deter at least 22 nurses and techs employed at Down East Community Hospital in Machias from rallying on the Jeremiah O’Brien Bridge. The nurses have been working without a contract since October and are trying to leverage public support for what they call “safe staffing” levels as part of their new contract. 

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