Backus registered nurses back union

Judy Benson, The Day, May 11, 2011 Norwich - Registered nurses at The William W. Backus Hospital voted 210-175 to join AFT Connecticut, which represents the majority of the state's unionized hospital employees, including those at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London. The result was released late Wednesday by National Labor Relations Board officials who oversaw the vote, which took place over eight hours in a room at the hospital. About 425 registered nurses were eligible to vote in the Backus election. After the vote, about 20 nurses gathered outside, cheering and laughing. ... Backus