February 23, 2021
Dear RIH Union Members,
As I am sure you have heard by now, Lifespan and Care New England have announced their merger. This new proposed entity is prepared to move forward in seeking regulatory approval for the merger.
RIH-UNAP is committed to protecting our members’ jobs and services that Rhode Island Hospital provides now and in the future. To this end, we have sent a written request to the Hospital administration to begin negotiations over written job security provisions.
Also, the UNAP has released a statement to the press regarding our position on the proposed merger. See press release below.
Please SAVE the DATE Thursday, March 25 for our ZOOM Membership Meeting regarding the merger. Meeting times and Zoom link will be communicated to you as we get closer to the date.
Frank Sims, RN, President
RIH UNAP, Local 5098