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By Will Weatherly on July 23, 2018
The sound outside of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence was deafening on Monday afternoon as hundreds of nurses and other members of Local 5098 of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) began their three-day strike for a fairer contract. The union’s previous contract with the hospital ended on June 30. Both […]
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By Bob Plain on March 6, 2017
Rhode Island hospitals made seven people millionaires in 2014. Only one of them was a practicing physician, the other six were executives. All told, 11 Rhode Islanders earned more than a $1 million a year working for non-profits in 2014, according to a new analysis by the Wall Street Journal. In addition to seven healthcare […]
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By Steve Ahlquist on February 3, 2017
Two unions, IBT Local 251 and UNAP, picketed, marched and got loud on Thursday to drag Lifespan to the bargaining table in order to put a stop to the policy.
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By Bob Plain on January 12, 2017
More than 100 Rhode Island Hospital employees and their supporters took to the streets outside the state’s largest medical facility to protest a Lifespan policy that punishes them for calling in sick too often. The policy, which Lifespan says is not new but was amended recently, gives the healthcare corporation the right to fire employees […]
By Bob Plain on January 10, 2017
If a nurse at Rhode Island Hospital seems a little bit under the weather, it may be because they were afraid to call in sick. Doing that too often at the Lifespan-owned hospital can cost employees their job, per a revised employee policy hospital employees’ unions strongly oppose. “In no way are these policies intended […]
By William Deware on January 2, 2017
We are supposed to heal the sick at hospitals: How can we say we heal the sick when we don’t allow our staff the chance to heal themselves?
By Steve Ahlquist on August 28, 2015
Members of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP), Local 5098, at Rhode Island Hospital, with labor and community allies, held a candlelight vigil and march Thursday evening to call attention to to unsafe staffing levels and other problems that continue to remain an issue in negotiations. UNAP members have been working without a contract since June 30th.
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By Elisha Aldrich on July 10, 2015
The corners of Eddy and Dudley streets were lost in a blur of purple as more than 400 nurses and other professionals working at Rhode Island Hospital picketed for higher wages, retirement benefits, and more staff. The United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) Local 5098, shared its concerns about the unwillingness to effectively staff the […]
By Steve Ahlquist on January 30, 2015
Hospital management has rejected a union proposal that states, “providing quality care to patients and their families is the top objective of the Hospital and that poor working conditions, inadequate staffing levels, inadequate supplies and improper equipment undermine patient care.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on January 27, 2015
“Non-profit” Lifespan/Rhode island Hospital pays its top executives millions while implementing “cost cutting measures, causing shortages in equipment and staff that undermine patient care.” Will they deal fairly with union negotiators?
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By Bob Plain on February 17, 2012
With a deal inked with Johnson & Wales and another seemingly imminent with Brown University, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras turns his attention toward the hospitals this afternoon when he will meet with the CEO’s of the three medical institutions this afternoon. “There’s been a lot of focus on Brown and the colleges and universities,” said […]