Backus settles with nurses group

Claire Bessette, The Day, July 30, 2011 Norwich - The William W. Backus Hospital has settled one unfair labor practice charge with the Backus Federation of Nurses, which represents 425 nurses seeking to unionize at the hospital. The union, an affiliate of AFT Connecticut, had filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that Backus management had intimidated nurses during their union-organizing campaign. The union has filed a second charge alleging the hospital has failed to provide necessary employee information. ... Backus