Five hundred service workers at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain voted to unionize this past week, reports the Boston Business Journal. The vote brings administrative, housekeeping, medical interpreters and food service workers into the health care union, which had worked since early this year to bring Faulkner Hospital employees into its chapter. Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., executive vice president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, said in a press release that he wanted to "ensure good jobs, fair wages and respect" for the new workers, but could not say when a contract might be negotiated. Hospital official agreed not to block the workers' vote, but have said that it didn't seem necessary given that wages and benefits had already improved for the past several years. For more on the unionization vote, visit the Boston Business Journal.
An estimated 500 workers at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain will be taking a vote on whether to unionize, reports the Boston Business Journal. Union officials say the group has 75 days from Jan. 30 to complete organizing work and talk with support staff before the vote. The vote would affect support staff such as those in administrative services, housekeeping and food service. Per the BBJ:
The decision comes nearly a year after parent organization Partners HealthCare signed an agreement with 1199SEIU to unionize some Partners hospitals.
“Resident Permit Parking Only” signs have come to Moss Hill, where every house has a driveway and almost every driveway leads to a garage. Resident Lois Tow said that some of her neighbors were unhappy when visitors to the Faulkner Hospital parked on the neighborhood streets. Also, streets near the Manning School get crowded when parents drop off their kids and pick them up. As Tow tells the story, someone came around with a petition, and the signs went up. Tow said that her landscapers got a ticket and that an acquaintance who lives in Roxbury had trouble finding a parking place to attend an event at her child’s school.
Here's a pic of parakeet. In Boston animal control's possession now. @universalhub pic.twitter.com/iU7CnviJ1k— Tillie Jupiter (@tilliejupiter) April 19, 2015
Social media was full of parakeet sightings on Saturday. The Real Lenny reported seeing one in his backyard, behind Faulkner Hospital. @universalhub found parakeet in my back yard pic.twitter.com/nTLu67Mt81— The Real Lenny (@3lcj) April 18, 2015
Tillie Jupiter was able to get closer and actually tempt the bird inside.
A wreck in which a car hit a tree or telephone pole has brought emergency crews to Centre Street near the Faulkner Hospital, according to a JP resident who saw the aftermath of the crash. The crash took place at 1150 Centre St., according to the Twitter feed of Boston EMS Incidents. We'll bring you more details as we know them.