The United Nurses and Allied Professionals Union has reached a new contract deal. The three-year labor agreement with Rhode Island Hospital affects some 2000 union nurses and technicians.
In a statement Rhode Island Hospital says the new contract “provides our nurses and technical professionals with a highly competitive wage and benefits package.”
Disputes between labor and management led to the authorization of a strike this July. Members of the union claimed the hospital was seeking unfair reductions in benefits and wages, even as top executives received millions. Rhode Island Hospital said they were trying to make responsible fiscal decisions, as government insurers planned cuts.
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