This was the first time in 31 years that nurses have gone on strike in Boston.

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PHOTOS: Moments From The Tufts Medical Center Nurses Strike

July 12, 2017

Nurses at Tufts Medical Center in Boston went on strike Wednesday, July 12 in protest of what they say are unfair wages, staffing and proposed pension changes. More than 1,200 nurses reportedly participated in the strike. 

This was the first time in 31 years that nurses have gone on strike in Boston.
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Nurses and their allies made up the picket line.
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The strikers wore signs expressing their grievances.
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Some nurses wore their scrubs.
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Signs were ready and waiting for picketers who joined in later in the day.
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Refreshments were available to keep the strikers energized.
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Tufts Medical Center remained open during the strike, staffed with temporary nurses.
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Furry friends accompanied the strikers.
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Allies included those in other service professions, such as teachers.
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Alexis Marques and Chelsea Keefe from Pelham, NH joined the march with their mother Millie Marques, who recently retired from Tufts after 16 years in the Medical Intensive Care Unit.
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Ryan Wooley, age 5, of Tewksbury, Mass. marched with his mother Rebecca Saporito, a critical care nurse at Tufts.
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Carlos Arredondo, who is considered a hero for stepping in to help during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, was also in attendance.
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