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Tired of union-bashing in Boston mayoral race

I am so tired of all the union-bashing going on during this mayor’s race. As a nurse, I work long hours providing care, and must constantly educate myself to stay current in my field. With increasing patient assignments, the work is complicated and sometimes very hard physically and psychologically.

My union membership means that I belong to a group that will protect me and my fellow nurses from unsafe or unfair working conditions, and make sure you and your loved ones get the care you need and deserve when you are sick.


Without a union, people who do not understand my profession would be making all the decisions. That’s bad for everyone.

I appreciate unions and what they stand for.

Liz Kendricken


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