Health care workers have made Women & Infants a world-class facility for generations of Rhode Island families. These dedicated workers, who provide quality care every hour of every day, are uniting to win safe staffing levels as part of ongoing contract negotiations with Care New England executives.
- WHAT: Informational Picket for Good Jobs, Safe Staffing, and Quality Care
- WHEN: Wednesday, December 7 at 3:30 pm
- WHERE: 45 Willard Ave., Providence, RI (In front of Care New England Corporate Offices)
In recent years, Care New England corporate management has understaffed our hospital and harmed the quality of care we can deliver. They have failed to make needed investments in the hospital, and now they are proposing diminished benefits for staff. That has not stopped them from establishing high-cost, redundant management positions and from paying Care New England CEO Dennis Keefe over $1 million per year.
Management teams have come and gone over the years, but Women & Infants has consistently been one of the best hospitals in the country for women and newborns because of its dedicated and hardworking staff.
Union members are currently negotiating a new contract with Care New England management.
District 1199 SEIU NE, which represents over 2,200 members at Women & Infants and Butler hospitals, is the largest union in the Care New England health system.