Backus Hospital and nurses union will begin contract negotiations Wednesday

The Day, August 2, 2011 Norwich - Representatives of the The William W. Backus Hospital and the registered nurses union are scheduled to begin negotiations Wednesday toward a first-ever contract agreement. 

A majority of nurses voted in May to form the union, which represents the largest employee group in the hospital. It was the second union to form at the hospital, after security guards and other support staff formed the first union last year. A tentative contract agreement with the guards’ union was reached Thursday.

Backus spokesman Shawn Mawhiney said Monday that the hospital is looking forward to beginning negotiations with the nurses. ... Backus