Backus nurses will hold union vote Wednesday

James Mosher, The Bulletin, May 10, 2011 Norwich - A union election that has attracted the attention of Governor Dannel P. Malloy and much of Eastern Connecticut’s statehouse delegation will reach its climax this week. On Wednesday, 425 of The William W. Backus Hospital’s 450 nurses are eligible to vote in an election to determine whether to affiliate with AFT (American Federation of Teachers) Connecticut. If approved by the nurses, the union would become the second collective bargaining unit at Backus, which operated for most of its 118 years without a union. ... Backus