Informational Picket & Rally at Backus Hospital

Date: 
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Members of all AFT Connecticut-affiliated unions  are invited to show solidarity for our Backus Federation of Nurses members who seek a successor agreement for their current contract. This action is an important next step towards justice on the job for brave caregivers who risked their own lives to save others while the Coronavirus raged this past spring.
 
The picket will kick off at 1:00pm; at 3:30pm participants will collectively march down Washington Street to Chelsea Parade Park (half a mile walk) for a short rally with speakers at 4:00pm, including:
  • Connecticut AFL-CIO President Sal Luciano;
  • AFT Connecticut Vice President John Brady; 
  • Backus Federation of Nurses President Sherri Dayton;
  • VNASC Nurses & Home Health Aides Union Vice President Martha Marx; &
  • State Senator Cathy Osten.
Social distancing and face masks will be required.
 
Note - 60 parking spots are available at Lee Memorial Church, located at 294 Washington Street (approximately 20 spots in front and 40 spots in rear lot); additional parking is on side streets near Chelsea Parade Park, located at 212 Washington Street (where the event ends).
 
Click here to sign-up at our Backus Nurses' Facebook fan page (RSVPs may also be sent via email to field staff, below).
 
Outside William Backus Hospital
Washington Street at Lafayette Street
Norwich, CT
Miscellaneous event settings
Sponsor: 
Backus Fed. of RNs, AFT CT
Contact name: 
Logan Place
Contact phone: 
(310) 490-9529
Contact email: 
lplace@aftct.org
Cost: 
No cost - open to public