AFT Local 5123

LMC "More Interested in Strike Preparations than Mutual Negotiations"

New London - Lawrence & Memorial (L&M) Hospital nurses, caregivers and healthcare workers yesterday learned their employer has initiated hiring procedures for temporary replacements in the event of a strike at their facility. An online advertisement follows a pattern suggesting that Lawrence and Memorial Corporation (LMC) management has no interest in mutual agreement on contracts that expire next month for 800 of its employees. The news also followed the delivery last Thursday of a letter from Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy critical of the corporation's labor and community practices to LMC's chief executive officer.
 
 

"I Am L+M" Campaign Unites L&M Hospital Workforce with Community for Patient Care

New London - Nurses, technicians and healthcare workers at Lawrence & Memorial (L&M) Hospital yesterday launched a public awareness campaign to hold accountable the corporation that manages the community’s acute care facility. Hospital workers were joined by activists from regional and statewide community organizations as well as elected officials to announce the "I Am L+M" citizen education and engagement effort.
 

Lawrence & Memorial Corporation Chooses Painful Cuts to Services and Jobs to Protect its Profit Margin

New London - Lawrence & Memorial (L&M) Hospital workers are responding to the announcement by L&M Corporation (LMC) to cut vital services and lay off caregivers despite reporting sound finances earlier this year. Tuesday the corporation asserted it was forced to slash child car-seat inspections, parenting classes, injury and teen pregnancy prevention programs and hand-out pink slips to 33 local workers. Nurses, technicians and healthcare workers are questioning LMC’s actions just seven months after a corporation official claimed they held over $200 million in unrestricted investments.
 

Lawrence & Memorial Corporation Indicted for Creating Shell Corporations

New London - Nurses, technicians and healthcare workers at Lawrence & Memorial (L&M) Hospital today responded to a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaint indicting L&M Corporation for violating federal labor laws. The NLRB has scheduled a trial in October to hear evidence of the corporation's creation of "alter egos," a tactic increasingly used by management in hospitals across the country to boost profits.
 
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