Lifespan, UNAP prepare for strike at Rhode Island, Hasbro Children’s hospitals July 23

LIFESPAN CORP. and the United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5098 are each preparing for a strike at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital July 23 after failing to settle their contract dispute Tuesday. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL
PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. and United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5098 ended talks Tuesday afternoon without a resolution to their contract dispute, committing the hospital system to pay $11 million to bring in replacement workers at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital for four days in response to the union’s three-day strike starting July…

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