Unresolved issues with staffing and health insurance are the two reasons, once again,  why the BMC nurses voted on another one day strike. The most recent strike was back in October, with the next scheduled for Tues, Feb. 27.

According to iberkshires.com, both BMC and the nurses union cannot come to an agreement.

The hospital has told us they will not give up the right to make staffing worse if they want to. This is unacceptable to us. Our nurses and our community have empowered us to stand up for what is right. We hope management will make the right decision and reach a settlement.

My wife and I are expecting our second child at the end of the month, by way of induction of labor, which is scheduled for Feb. 27. She is being induced because of her active chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Our family has great faith in BMC; however, how would you feel about a scheduled procedure at BMC on the day of a nurses strike?