The union that represents nurses and different employees on the Ladies and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island might announce plans to strike if an settlement is not reached with hospital representatives.
District 1199 SEIU New England members voted on Sunday and Monday to authorize their bargaining committee to ship a strike discover. Government vice chairman Patrick Quinn says a ten-day strike discover can be issued if an settlement is not reached on Wednesday.
The present contract expired on Dec. 1. Quinn says members need extra employees to share the workload and scale back pressured additional time.
Hospital chief nursing officer Matthew Quin says the Windfall hospital is hiring new nurses however guidelines governing the addition of latest employees take an extended time period.
Quin says administration is “extraordinarily dedicated” to the contract negotiations.