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Nurses’ union would benefit Backus patients

Having worked at The William W. Backus Hospital as a registered nurse in surgical services for 23 years — I recently retired — I’m delighted that the nurses there are organizing a union.

Letter to the editor that appeared in both the Norwich Bulletin and the New London Day.

Nurses at Backus looking to unionize

By Judy Benson

Norwich - Organizers of an effort to unionize the largest employee group at The William W. Backus Hospital made their actions public Monday in a statement distributed to fellow hospital employees.

The statement announces that registered nurses are seeking to form a local affiliate of AFT Connecticut, the same union that represents RNs, LPNs and other staff at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London and seven other hospitals in the state. Sixteen Backus RNs signed the statement.