Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

December 7, 2021

Senators Duff, Haskell Release Statement Supporting St. Vincent’s Westport Workers, Who Announced Intent to Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices

Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) released the following statement in support of workers at St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health in Westport, who today announced their intention to strike over unfair labor practices. The strike, scheduled to begin Friday, Dec. 17, comes as workers have been mandated to work double shifts, sometimes not informed until on their first shift; failure to comply can result in employee discipline and termination. Worker health and quality of service are at risk when workers face such demanding requirements.

“We are proud to support the workers at St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health in Westport,” said Sens. Duff and Haskell. “These 90 nurses and hospital employees cannot continue to provide excellent care for patients under the burdensome working conditions set by management. We put patients first when we treat those that care for them with the respect they deserve.”