"Back Us, Back Our Nurses" on Strike Rally

Date: 
Tue, 10/13/2020 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Members of all AFT Connecticut-affiliated unions are encouraged to "walk the line" with caregivers on strike over unfair labor practices by facility management and executives with Hartford HealthCare (HHC). This rally on the first day of picketing will bring together health professionals, patients, families and advocates to "back us, back our nurses."
 
Backus Federation of Nurses members have been seeking a successor agreement for their now-expired contract with HHC and hospital management. While they would rather be at the bedside caring for patients, they cannot allow unfair labor practices to stand.
 
Speakers include:
  • AFT National President Randi Weingarten
  • AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel; 
  • Connecticut AFL-CIO President Sal Luciano;
  • Backus Federation of Nurses President Sherri Dayton; &
  • U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney.
Social distancing and face masks will be required.
 
Note - parking is available on side streets near Chelsea Parade Park, located at 212 Washington Street (less than half a mile from the hospital).
 
Click here to sign-up at our Backus Nurses' Facebook fan page (RSVPs may also be sent via e-mail to field staff, below).
 
Outside William Backus Hospital
326 Washington Street
Norwich, CT
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Sponsor: 
Backus Fed. of RNs, AFT CT
Contact name: 
Shane Lancer
Contact phone: 
(607) 229-9534
Contact email: 
slancer@aftct.org