Democratic lawmakers support nurses at Backus

Judy Benson, The Day, April 27, 2011 Norwich - Ten Democratic state lawmakers have signed a statement supporting nurses at The William W. Backus Hospital in their efforts to unionize and calling on the hospital "to refrain from any illegal or unethical conduct against its employees." The hospital's 450 registered nurses will vote May 11 on whether to join AFT Connecticut. The four state senators and six representatives sent the statement to the hospital's board of directors Tuesday, titling it, "an open letter on the importance of neutrality." "We believe unionization promotes good jobs - good jobs are essential to growing a strong regional economy ... " Democratic