Support Nurses on #Strike to Demand #PatientsBeforeProfits!
After calling the nurses of Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH) “heroes,” Hartford HealthCare (HHC) has resisted our fair contract proposals and allowed management to violate our rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). We’ve filed Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges calling out their intimidation and threatening of nurses for union activity. We’re taking a stand for what we need in these negotiations to resolve our region’s patient care crisis.
We have given legal notice that a strike will happen on September 22 if a settlement is not reached. Members out on strike often experience an immediate financial strain. As a result, we are accepting donations to the Windham Federation of Professional Nurses Hardship Fund to support members in need. A committee has been formed to review applications and authorize distribution of funds not to exceed $250 per member, per distribution.
While we are grateful for the support of our community and that of our brothers and sisters in labor, we will not accept any financial support from employers, employer-side labor relations experts, advisers, or consultants, nor will we accept any contributions from anyone who is an agent of an employer or who is acting in the interest of an employer. Contributions from such individuals should not be made through this platform and will not be accepted if they are. For any questions concerning the source of contributions, please contact the sponsor of this page.
Donations to the Hardship Fund are not tax deductible.
Any excess funds received will be used to support future hardships of members in good standing with AFT Connecticut-affiliated local unions.
- Daniel Durant
Organizer and beneficiary
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS CONNECTICUT