Union petitions to reinstate Maine nurse it says was 'unjustly fired'

Unionized nurses at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent are asking for the reinstatement of a nurse they say was "unjustly fired" without cause. 

Tiffani Daigle, RN, was terminated Jan. 25 from her job as a per diem emergency room nurse, according to the Maine State Nurses Association, which is part of National Nurses Organizing Committee, an affiliate of National Nurses United. 

Ms. Daigle, who was involved in the union's recent organizing efforts at NMMC, told the Bangor Daily News she agreed to a temporary internal contract with the understanding that she would still have her per diem position when the contract ended. 

Now, the union has circulated a petition to reinstate Ms. Daigle. 

"Northern Maine Medical Center (and its CEO Jeff Zewe) terminated Tiffani on Jan. 25, robbing our hospital and our community of Tiffani's presence, dedication and care for our patients at NMMC," the petition said.

Hospital spokesperson Kristopher Malmborg shared the following statement with Becker's: "Ms. Daigle entered into a contract for services at Northern Maine Medical Center, and her contract ended."

Mr. Malmborg did not respond to additional questions. 

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