Rhode Island hospital workers picket before talks with Lifespan

Kelly Gooch - Print  | 

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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