“As the largest representative of acute care hospital workers in Connecticut, we believe that the healthcare workers at CHS fit perfectly within our union,” said Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut.
“The courage and determination of the providers at CHS Hartford to provide care and access for the impoverished and afflicted of our community will be enhanced through our union empowerment,” said Irving Buchbinder, Podiatrist.
“I appreciate having a union now because it strengthens our voice,” said Phyllis Schling, APRN, Adult Medicine. “Having a stronger voice means we will be better able to advocate for our patients. Moving forward, I am really looking forward to collaborating with the administration at CHS in order to provide the best care possible to the community.”
The new local has total of 37 employees with the following job titles: MD, APRN, LCSW, Diabetes Coordinator, Registered Dietician, Physician Assistants, RN, LADC, Psychiatrist, Dentist, Pediatrician, Podiatrist, MSW, CNM, Clinical Compliance RN, HIV Medication RN, Licensed Professional Counselor, Dental Hygienist and LPNS.
“The healthcare services provided by CHS are invaluable to the North End of Hartford,” said Peters. “We look forward to working with them as they continue to provide the best care possible for the community.”