Union Critical of Hospital’s “Last” Offer
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Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London has amended its proposal to end its lockout of 800 nurses and technicians.The proposal offers ratification bonuses,$1,000 for full time workers,$500 for part time workers and $250 for those who work between 4 and 19 hours per week.The union members would have until next Monday to ratify to get the signing bonuses.
Matt O’Connor, spokesman for the union AFT Connecticut says the offer appears to be no different that previous proposals which have been rejected, excpet for the signing bonuses, which he says are little more than a bribe to force the union members hand to vote for proposals that have already been rejected.
The union says it is ready to resume negotiations, though none have been scheduled.