(Greenfield, MA) - Union nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center are expected to decide Tuesday whether to strike for the second time in as many years. And Mass Nurses Association Member and Registered Nurse Patty Healy of Northampton tells WHMP’s Bob Flaherty she thinks another work stoppage is a likelihood. Last year’s strike was a one-day event. Union officials say this year’s stoppage could be as long as three days. Management and the rank-and-file remain far apart on the issue of overtime pay.
Northwestern assistant DA Brett Vottero has been endorsed by the Springfield police union in his run for Hampden District Attorney.
The World Eye Bookshop in Florence is closing on Saturday.
The Reverend Talbert Swan is calling for a commission to improve police-community relations in Springfield and Holyoke.
Northampton Housing Authority Director Jon Hite will retire in February.
The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier.