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Nursing strike supporters on Washington Street wave at people inside Tufts Medical Center on Wednesday morning. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Nursing strike supporters on Washington Street wave at people inside Tufts Medical Center on Wednesday morning. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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More than 1,200 nurses at Tufts Medical Center walked out Wednesday morning for a one-day strike after more than a year of stalled contract talks.

It's the first time nurses in Boston have gone in strike in more than 30 years.

The main sticking points: staffing levels, pay and benefits.

Hospital administrators said they will lock out those on strike for four additional days and have brought in temporary nurses to fill the void.

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Martha Bebinger, reporter for WBUR. She tweets @mbebinger.

This segment aired on July 12, 2017.

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