Nurses Protest Job Cuts at Boston Medical Center

Unionized nurses at Boston Medical Center are protesting a new round of layoffs at the teaching hospital, this time involving the elimination of 40 positions, according to a Boston Globe report. 

The cuts will affect 31 full-time equivalent positions at the hospital's acute-injury rehabilitation unit, which is slated to close July 1, and nine other jobs resulting from a reduction in patient beds.

A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Nurses Association, which represents unionized nurses at BMC's South End hospital, said BMC officials have refused to consider the union's proposals to ease the impact of job cuts, according to the report. Those proposals included offering early retirement incentives for older nurses and providing training to help younger nurses move to other jobs.

BMC officials, on the other hand, said they didn't think those proposals were applicable to the situation at hand, according to the report. Hospital officials have said employees may be reassigned to the more than 300 open positions within the hospital, according to the report.

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