Jul 10

In a setback for the operator of three hospitals in Cambridge, a Middlesex County Superior Court Judge on Monday sided with a nurse’s union, prohibiting the Cambridge Health Alliance from raising the health insurance contribution rates paid by retired nurses.

Affiliated with Harvard Medical School, the Cambridge Health Alliance operates three campuses in Cambridge. The Massachusetts Nurses Association Massachusetts Nurses Association Latest from The Business Journals Holy Family nurses vote to join unionTufts nurses strike avertedTufts Medical: Nurses strike would cost millions Follow this company had sued for declaratory judgment and permanent injunctive relief, asking the court to require the alliance to maintain the same health insurance contribution rate for its retired nurses that is offered to other members of the City of Cambridge’s retirement system.

In his ruling, superior court judge H. J. Smith Jr. permanently enjoined the hospital chain from establishing a different subsidiary rate for retirees who are also members of the Cambridge Retirement System.

In a news release, the Massachusetts Nurses Association hailed the ruling, saying it is the latest in a string of victories for the union against the hospital operator.

A Cambridge Health Alliance spokesman offered a written statement, saying the hospital operator is evaluating the decision, and eva …

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