Labor Strife Delays L&M’s Annual Meeting

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ Lawrence + Memorial Hospital has postponed its annual meeting due to a labor dispute with nurses and technicians.

The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/1gZ1WjU ) that board Chairman Ulysses Hammond said Tuesday that the meeting will not be scheduled until employees return to work. The meeting had been set for Thursday.

The hospital’s 800 unionized nurses and technicians went on a four-day strike Nov. 27 and were locked out by the hospital when they tried to return. The hospital says the lockout will continue until a new contract is in place because of a union threat of intermittent strikes.

The union, AFT Connecticut, denies making such a threat.

L+M has been staffed by 150 to 250 replacement nurses and technicians.

As of Tuesday, no new negotiation sessions were scheduled.
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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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