Putting our loved ones in the wrong hands

Women & Infants Hospital RI has been hiring travel nurses instead of local, well-trained professionals

Women & Infants Hospital RI has been hiring travel nurses instead of local, well-trained professionals

Women & Infants, a Care New England hospital, is hiring travel nurses, denying quality jobs to Rhode Island residents, and putting our loved ones in unprepared hands. The unemployment crisis in Rhode Island has hit Providence and communities of color especially hard. Women & Infants should not be contributing to the problem, especially while they receive millions of dollars in direct and indirect taxpayer funding in the form of tax breaks, Medicare and Medicaid payments.

Enough is enough. Click here to send a message to Women & Infants President Mark Marcantano, and tell him to respect W&I employees and patients.

Hospital management refuses to solve the problem at its root, by hiring enough local, trained nurses to meet the hospital and the community’s needs. Instead, they are hiring travel nurses, reducing the quality of care patients receive. [1]

By not adequately staffing, W&I management is attempting to make life even more difficult for its employees, disrupting their schedules with so-called “block scheduling.” Workers deserve consistency in their schedule.

Click here to tell Women & Infants management to live up to their hospital’s own stated “family friendly” values, and respect their employees right to fair scheduling.

All employees deserve consistency in their schedules, and the ability to coordinate doctor’s visits, trips to the grocery store, childcare and time with family. Join us to fight for the rights of all workers to #SchedulesThatWork.