Fri June 10, 2011
RI Hospital hires strike breakers
By MEGAN HALL
Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL
Rhode Island Hospital is paying a company to replace its nurses if they decide to strike.
The contract between Rhode Island Hospital and the United Nurses and Allied Professionals Union expires at the end of the month, and hospital leaders are preparing for a strike.
In response to an inquiry from WRNI, the hospital confirmed that it's hired temporary nurses and other health care professionals in case there's a work stoppage.
An employment ad posted on the website for the staffing crisis management firm "Huffmaster" is recruiting nurses for a "very large acute care facility in Providence, Rhode Island."
Rhode Island Hospital will not confirm or deny that it's working with Huffmaster. Calls to the staffing company have not been returned.
Read Huffmaste's recruitment ad here
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