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  • Frontline Workers Outraged as Sunrise Northeast Shuns Long-Standing Caregivers with Threat of Permanent Replacements
    Striking workers rallied Thursday at Sunrise Northeast as the group home and day program provider continues to deny workers a fair contract after more than a month on strike, and now the Florida agency has threatened caregivers with permanent replacements due to their union activities. Direct support caregivers began striking on October 12 after Sunrise refused to lift workers out of poverty in spite of new funding for long-term care services in Connecticut. “What Sunrise is doing is simply Read more...
  • District 1199 New England Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with Pilot Program Cohort in Nursing Aide Apprentice Partnership with Genesis HealthCare
    On Tuesday, November 16 at 1:00 PM, District 1199 New England celebrated National Apprenticeship Week at St. Joseph’s Center nursing home in Trumbull with the State of Connecticut Department of Labor Interim Commissioner and Chair of the State of Connecticut Apprenticeship Council Danté Bartolomeo, Genesis HealthCare administrators, and the state’s first cohort of CNA apprentices. Participants in this nursing aide pilot program, established in partnership between the Union’s 1199NE Training Read more...
  • The Strike At Sunrise Continues
    Tuesday, November 30th, marks the start of Week 7 for striking Sunrise group home and day program workers in Connecticut. Frontline caregivers are still on strike as of Tuesday, October 12th at all Sunrise Inc. facilities in Connecticut in demand of livable wages, affordable health insurance and a pension for a workforce that is majority Black, Latina and working-class white women making poverty wages. Sunrise operates 28 group home and day programs serving over 160 individuals in multiple Read more...
  • Home Care Workers Rally For Wages, Benefits
    At 65-years-old, Karlene Whonder works 55 hours a week as a home care worker in order to make sure she and her husband can afford medication for their health issues. Robin David and Terrell Williams, both home care workers, are often pressed between working enough hours to make ends meet but not working so many hours that they lose their state subsidized Husky health insurance.  David and her husband, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, are being evicted because she can’t work Read more...
  • Union Workers Deliver Strike Notice at Two Group Home Agencies
    The New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, delivered strike notices at group home agencies Whole Life and Network with a deadline to begin striking on October 5th at 6:00 AM. Combined, the two agencies cover some 70 locations across the state with more than 500 union workers going on strike for new contracts. Last June, group home workers secured an additional $184 million in state funding as part of the Union’s Long-Term Care Workers’ Bill of Rights campaign to pay for Read more...

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