LOCAL 251 HOSTS CONTRACT STRATEGY MEETING

LOCAL 251 HOSTS CONTRACT STRATEGY MEETING
Teamsters Local 251 Rhode Island Hospital negotiating committee members met along with key leaders on the contract action team met at the local’s union hall yesterday.

The group set plans to activate the Teamster membership at Rhode Island Hospital during negotiations. President Paul Santos led the discussion, along with Principal Officer Matt Taibi. Rank and file leaders discussed various actions to continue to build solidarity from strong bargaining proposals to shop floor solidarity to community support to legislative action. The local plans to amplify the pressure on Lifespan, the hospital’s corporate parent, to agree to a fair contract.

Bargaining began on January 8 and continues January 15th. To date, only non-economic proposals have been exchanged and discussed.

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