WOONSOCKET – Members of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals, Local 5067, at Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island voted last Wednesday to ratify a new three-year contract.
The deal includes 430 professional and technical staff such as nurses, technologists, pharmacists, cleaning personnel and certified nursing assistants working in both northern Rhode Island health care facilities.
Ray Sullivan, spokesman for Local 5067, said the medical professionals had sought a deal that would provide economic security and maintenance of benefits provided by Landmark. He declined to discuss the specific details of the contract.
“This was a good deal for our members,” Sullivan said. He noted members approved it by a 6-1 margin.
“This contract recognizes the commitment and sacrifice of our front-line caregivers through increased economic security and the continuation of hard-fought rights and benefits. We were proud to present the deal to our members, and I’m pleased they approved this contract with great enthusiasm,” said Nina Rotatori, UNAP Local 5067 president.
“Given the current health care climate and related challenges, I am confident we have reached a contract that is mutually beneficial,” said Mike Souza, CEO of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island. “We look forward to continuing our work together in providing high quality patient care.”
Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island employ about 1,100 employees and receive 130,000 patient visits per year.
Rob Borkowski is a PBN staff writer. He can be reached at Borkowski@PBN.com.