School and group home workers who serve troubled youth near Manchester, CT at New Hope Manor voted overwhelmingly to form their union with SEIU Healthcare 1199NE on January 25 – with 85% of employees voting YES for the union. In total, 85 employees united together across several different worksites at New Hope Manor: a school, six group homes for girls, and a seventh home for boys.
“In my five years at New Hope Manor I’ve seen good workers who truly cared for the kids fired for no reason. Turnover is very high. The CEO promised improvements but they never came through. We had an election and won overwhelmingly! That showed us that by sticking together, working hard for our rights, and trusting in one another, we can win!” said Monica Sanders as workers celebrated the victory.