Kent Hospital, UNAP agree on equal terms for newly unionized workers, contract security

MEMBERS OF UNITED NURSES and Allied Professionals Local 5008 picketed Kent Hospital on Toll Gate Road Sept. 12, calling for terms equal to other workers and job security assurances. They and the hospital agreed to those terms Oct. 22. / COURTESY KENT HOSPITAL
MEMBERS OF UNITED NURSES and Allied Professionals Local 5008 picketed Kent Hospital on Toll Gate Road Sept. 12, calling for terms equal to other workers and job security assurances. They and the hospital agreed to those terms Oct. 22. / COURTESY KENT HOSPITAL
WARWICK - United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5008 and Kent Hospital reached a tentative agreement Sunday night, Oct. 22, on a first contract for 400 newly organized employees, bringing them "largely" under the same pay and benefits. The parties also agreed to a contract extension for the 800 previously organized and contracted employees. Members voted…

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