Backus: No comment on nurses’ complaint

Norwich Bulletin, July 26, 2011 The William W. Backus Hospital declined comment on an unfair labor practices charge filed by its nurses union with the National Labor Relations Board.

“We prefer to do our negotiating at the bargaining table and not the newspaper,” said Shawn Mawhiney, communications director of the Norwich hospital.

Backus Federation of Nurses, affiliated with Rocky Hill-based AFT Connecticut, and the hospital are scheduled for their first contract talks August 3. The union charged Monday that the hospital is withholding important employee data related to the talks. Backus is scheduled to answer an earlier nurses union complaint ... Backus