AFT Local 5041

Windham Hospital Caregivers Protect Community Access to Vital Services

Nurses, technicians and healthcare workers at Windham Memorial Community Hospital (WCMH) last Thursday approved a mediated settlement for new three-year contracts with their employer following nine months of negotiations. Members of two AFT Connecticut-affiliated local unions ratified collective bargaining agreements covering economic and working conditions for approximately 350 caregivers at the 130-bed facility owned by Hartford HealthCare (HHC).
 

Advocates, Leaders Call for Greater Scrutiny of Windham Hospital Service Changes

Hartford - Community leaders and Windham Hospital staff yesterday delivered approximately 3,000 names of residents opposing planned changes for the facility to the state's Office of Health Care Access (OCHA). The legislators, caregivers, and advocates on behalf of a coalition formed to save vital services threatened by Hartford HealthCare (HHC) hand-delivered individual cards to a Department of Public Health (DPH) representative. Each included a name on a petition launched in July by the unions representing Windham Hospital's caregiver workforce urging HHC leadership to drop planned service cuts for the facility.
 

Caregivers to Offer "Better Choices than Proposed Shutdowns" at Windham Hospital

Willimantic - Nurses, technicians and healthcare workers at Windham Hospital are responding to management's agreement to enter formal talks over planned patient care and hospital staff reductions at the acute care facility. Wednesday's announcement followed three weeks of community engagement efforts led by caregivers and the region's legislative delegation designed to save services slated for closure by the hospital's non-profit owners.
 
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