Rhode Island hospital workers picket before talks with Lifespan

Unionized workers at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence picketed two days before the latest planned negotiations with the hospitals' parent system, Providence-based Lifespan, according to the  Providence Journal

The picketing occurred after nurses and other workers — who are represented by the United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5098 — voted "no confidence" in leadership, and agreed to leave the option open for a strike if they can't reach a contract agreement.

Workers also went on strike for three days on July 23. After a one-day lockout, they returned to their jobs July 27.

Both sides are slated to continue negotiations Aug. 8.

 

 

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