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D.C .Hospital Fires Employees For Missing Work During Storms

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By Elliott Francis

D.C.'s largest private hospital is being criticized after 16 hospital workers were fired.

Hospital officials say the 11 nurses and 5 support staff were pink slipped because they failed to show up for work at some point during the recent snow storms.

A spokesperson for the Washington Hospital Center says transportation was available for hospital employees.

However, representatives for the employees say the transportation was not reliable or available at various times during the two storms that hit the region between February 5th and 11th.

Officials of Nurses United, the Union representing the 11 nurses are questioning the timing of the dismissal. Union reps are scheduled to begin negotiations on a new contract this week.

Meanwhile the union is filing a class action grievance with Washington Hospital.

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