Boston Nurses Win up to 20 Percent Raises

September 6, 2023

July:AugMag-BostonNursesRaises-1.jpgNearly 2,000 members in the nursing field at Boston Medical Center ratified a new three-year contract in June including a 20 percent wage increase for RNs, making them the highest-paid nurses in Boston at $93.65 per hour based on experience.

“From the newly graduated to those have committed their entire careers to BMC, this contract will ensure we earn wages that not only set the bar for the rest of the city, but are competitive, fair and well-deserved,” said Whitney Bobola, an 1199 RN on the bargaining committee. “With this contract, I have shown my young sons what hard work and determination between a group of organized people can accomplish.”

The contract also includes LPNs who won a minimum 10 percent raise, as well as Nurse Educators, and Nurse Practitioners.

"The past three years have been harrowing to say the least; nurses have faced the brunt of a pandemic, staffing shortages, and burn out,” said Katlynn Campbell, another RN member of the bargaining committee. “This contract elevates financial compensation, work life balance, and safety for every single nurse at BMC and shows them they are valued and important.”