Demand Fair Pay for Nurses

Target: Michael Wagner, CEO of Tufts Medical Center

Goal: Increase wages for nurses, and commit to improving hospital conditions.

For the first time in three decades, nurses in Boston have resorted to a strike. Nurses at Tufts Medical Center have long been demanding better wages and conditions, in what they is the lowest paying hospital in Boston. Because of this, senior nurses say they are constantly seeing massive staff turnover, which ultimately hurts patients and nurses alike.

“The nursing staff for years has been giving in to what the hospital demands and requires … it has come to a point where we can’t take it anymore,” nurse Tom McCready has told the Boston Herald.

The hospital initially offered nurses wage increases of 5.5 percent and 10.5 percent over about four years, but have since reduced that to 5 percent. All the while, even the highest paid nurses at Tufts allegedly receive as much as $7 less per hour than their colleagues at the nearby Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

If you believe our nurses deserve a fair pay for a fair day’s work, then please sign our petition demanding Tufts increase wages and conditions.


Dear Mr Wagner,

Nurses play a critical role in our community, and deserve decent wages for the tough jobs they endure. We therefore urge you to agree to union demands to increase wages, and match pay at comparable Boston hospitals. The pay disparity between Tufts and comparable hospitals around Boston has left nurses struggling to retain staff, not to mention make ends meet. We call on you to therefore increase pay, and commit to improving conditions across the hospital.

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Nurses jobs are just as hard, as the doctors, and most of the time more difficult. They have to take care of their patients for 8-10 hours. Where doctors just stop in briefly. They should get equal pay for what they do.

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    fair values please!

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