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 Steve Ahlquist on July 21, 2017
The delay in passing a budget has “real and mounting human costs”…
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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 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 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 Steve Ahlquist on July 31, 2015
The rally was also just two miles from the Massachusetts border, where home care workers recently won a minimum wage of $15 to be phased in over the next few years. Rhode Island does not pay nearly as much.
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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 […]