Workers Threaten Strike, Target Double Shifts, at St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health

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WESTPORT — Ninety workers at St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health have notified management that they plan to strike in protest against a labor practice that they say unfairly mandates workers to take on double shifts with little notice.  The workers threatening to strike are members of two bargaining units, registered nurses and “non-professional” hospital workers, who are part of Connecticut Health Care Associates District 1199.  Nurses and mental health workers at the inpatient mental health facility say they are sometimes asked during their first shift to take on a second shift immediately after — meaning that they come into work expecting an

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Jennifer Tooker Makes a Case for Westport First Selectwoman

Westport Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker, a Republican, is running for the job of First Selectwoman, facing off against Democratic State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg for the open seat. Incumbent First Selectman Jim Marpe, who was first elected in 2013 and most recently won reelection in 2017 with 50 percent of the vote, compared to his Democratic opponent’s 45 percent, is not seeking reelection. The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Tooker about her campaign and priorities if elected.  This interview has been edited for clarity. What inspired you to run for First Selectman of Westport?  My husband and I moved to Westport 13 years

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From Flooding to Charter Revision — Steinberg Sketches Out a Plan for Westport

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State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, is running on the Democratic ticket for First Selectman of Westport. Jim Marpe, the incumbent, is not seeking reelection. Marpe most recently won reelection in 2017 with 50 percent of the vote, compared to his Democratic opponent’s 45 percent.   Steinberg will face off against Republican Jennifer Tooker, who currently serves as selectwoman, for the open seat.   The Connecticut Examiner spoke with Steinberg about his campaign and priorities if elected to the seat. This interview has been edited for clarity. What inspired you to run for First Selectman of Westport?  I’ve had the great blessing of growing

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