Nurses and Health Professionals

AFT Connecticut is the largest union of acute care hospital workers in the state, representing approximately 10,000 nurses and allied health professionals. The labor federation's members work in 10 of the state’s hospitals. From securing strong contracts to establishing safe staffing requirements, AFT Connecticut works to improve working conditions for all healthcare workers and provide its members with career training and professional development.

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Click here to hear nurses at Backus Hospital in Norwich on the 5th anniversary of forming their union reflect on what they have won for their patients and their profession.

New Milford Hospital Nurses Reject Painful Cuts that Would Put Patient Care at Risk

New Milford – Registered nurses at New Milford Hospital today overwhelmingly voted down concessions demanded by the community hospital’s corporate owners that failed to address safe staffing ratios or assure quality patient care. The package was presented by the Western Connecticut Healthcare Network (WCHN) Corporation as an alternative to previously announced nursing position cuts, but management refused to include protections from future layoffs.
 

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.
 

Danbury Nurses Fight for Safe Staffing

Danbury - Members of the Danbury Nurses Union, Unit 47, AFT, today overwhelmingly rejected Danbury Hospital’s  demand that nurses take major concessions in advance of upcoming negotiations with the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN).
 

Raising Haiti

Jessica Patti, a Backus Federation of Nurses RN, is founder and president of Raising Haiti, a non profit agency who’s mission is to help improve the social, educational, and medical conditions of the people of Haiti.

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