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.

Nurses and Healthcare Workers Commit to "Economic Civil Rights for All" in CT's Community Hospitals

Rocky Hill - Leaders of the 28,000-strong AFT Connecticut are committing to act to reverse inequities in employment, governing, and procurement revealed by a recent survey of the state's 30 hospitals. The labor federation's Executive Committee is laying out a three-point plan in response to a report released last month by the state conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The "Economic Reciprocity Initiative Healthcare Survey Report" found a significant lack of minority representation in private contracting, among workforces and governing boards, and in top executive appointments in many Connecticut hospitals.
 

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.
 

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.
 
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