Contract negotiations continue between management and nurses at multiple western Mass hospitals.
At Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, the nurses union voted to authorize a strike last week. They will return to the bargaining table Monday. The nurses have been without a contract for almost a year.
"We are very disappointed that the union has taken a second step now towards a strike," said spokesman for the hospital Michael Leary. "We do look forward to meeting with them again with the hopes that we can strive toward reaching a final agreement."