Teamsters Local 251 & UNAP are united against Rhode Island Hospital management for changing the sick leave & absenteeism policy.
The new policy is unfair. We are exposed to sick people every day at work! We’re human and we get sick!
Lifespan’s policy also pressures employees who are sick to come to work or risk discipline. Do patients and their families really want to be exposed to sick employees who are forced to come to work for fear of losing their job?
Local 251 and UNAP were fighting for a fair policy in negotiations. But management cut off the negotiations and issued its new policy.
Lifespan will have to answer for its actions in front of the National Labor Relations Board.
In the meantime, Teamsters Local 251 calls on RI Hospital management to show they value their workers and their patients by bargaining in good faith on such an important policy change.
Please join us for an informational picket in solidarity with workers at RI Hospital
593 Eddy St, Providence, RI, Wednesday January 11, 2017 from 2 – 4:30 pm.