NBC Connecticut, December 20, 2013
Nurses and technicians have returned to work at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital two days after the hospital announced it would end the lockout against them. This came after a three-month negotiation to reach a new contract agreement failed. Around 800 employees went on strike on Nov. 27, accusing the New London hospital of laying off union workers and shifting work from Lawrence and Memorial to shell corporations that operate clinics outside of the hospital setting. The strike lasted four days, but hospital administrators locked out striking workers, with the stipulation they would not be allowed to return to work until the union agreed to a new contract.