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.
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. 
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.
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.