Hospital, union leaders reach possible deal on new contract
Aug. 18, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's largest hospital system has reached a deal for a new contract with unionized nurses and health care workers.
Lifespan and Local 5098 of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals announced late Friday they've reached a tentative deal on a new, five-year contract.
The two sides say they'll provide more details about the agreement before the labor union's 2,400 members vote on the proposal Wednesday.
The announcement could end a protracted contract battle that resulted in a weeklong worker's strike in late July, though union members voted down a previous deal.
Lifespan operates Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, which is the state's largest, as well as other health care institutions.