Nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, were on strike in 2021 for more than 300 days. At the center of the strike is the concern about staffing, specifically the high patient-to-nurse ratios that nurses say make it difficult to provide adequate care for patients. According to the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the union representing the nurses, negotiations with Tenet Healthcare—the Dallas-based, investor-owned healthcare corporation that owns St. Vincent Hospital—have failed to address the staffing issue. Front Line examines the historic strike from the perspectives of the nurses, using an observational style that places viewers on the picket line in Worcester.
Directed by Gino Canella
Oral History about the strike available here: https://therealnews.com/an-oral-history-of-the-10-month-st-vincent-hospital-strike