(Greenfield, MA) — Nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical have authorized their union to call for a three-day strike if contract negotiations continue to stall. The hospital has put a three-year deal on the table, but a sticking point has to do with how overtime pay is calculated. The hospital wants overtime reserved for when nurses work more than a 40-hour week. The nurses want to preserve the current standard, where overtime kicks in after an 8-hour shift.
The regulatory agency voted 3-2 in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality."
A UMass senior has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police who arrested him at last year's Blarney Blowout.
A taxpayer watchdog group says Massachusetts could be facing a budget shortfall of up to $1.5 billion, nearly double previous estimates.
The search for a new UMass President officially begins this week with a search committee meeting in Boston.