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Union leaders laud membership vote to ratify a four-year collective bargaining agreement that resolves nearly year-long labor dispute.

Willimantic -  An overwheming majority of registered nurses at the Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH) in Willimantic Friday voted to approve a settlement with their employer roughly two months following a two-day strike. The agreement with Hartford Healthcare (HHC), which operates the 130-bed acute care facility, addresses long-standing recruitment and retention concerns by making significante economic investments in the workforce. 

"The overwhelming


Our WCMH Employees United sisters and brothers have been provoked to strike by Hartford HealthCare (HHC) executives' refusal to reign in Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH) managers' unfair labor practices. They are prepared to walk out on October 24 if the dispute is not resolved as part of a fair, mutual agreement on a new contract. These courageous health professionals need our solidarity - and our support for the hardship they may face. 

As a result, we are accepting donations to a fund to assist members in need. A committee has been formed to review applications and authorize

Union leaders and activists made the following public remarks regarding 10-day notice delivered to Hartford HealthCare executives in response to the chain’s ongoing unfair labor practices: MORE
Union leaders made the following public statements after submitting a formal letter to the state's Department of Public Health: MORE
Union leaders and activists made the following public remarks following last week's Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) job action by nurses and skilled service employees' authorization of additional strike against Hartford HealthCare (HHC): MORE

After calling the nurses of Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH) "heroes," Hartford HealthCare (HHC) has resisted fair contract proposals and allowed management to violate their rights. The nurses have since filed Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges calling out HHC's intimidation and threatening tactics. They are prepared to strike begining September 22nd if a settlement is not reached.

Union members out on strike often experience an immediate financial strain. As a result, the Windham Federation of Professional Nurses has established a Hardship Fund to support those in need. A committee