Nursing Homes & Hospitals

On this page, you will find ongoing updates about the activities of 1199 members who work for nursing homes and hospitals in Connecticut.  Scroll below to read any current posts – and check back soon for updates!

1199 Press Conference – Protecting Connecticut’s Nursing Homes Threatened by Defunding

Monday, September 16th, the New England Health Care Employees Union, SEIU 1199NE, nursing home administrators, workers, residents, family members and policymakers held a press conference on protecting Connecticut’s nursing homes. Nursing homes across Connecticut, such as Kimberly Hall South, Governor’s …

Lamont gives nursing homes a temporary reprieve

The CT Mirror covered another story regarding Gov. Lamont and Nursing Homes. Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration offered nine embattled nursing homes a reprieve Thursday from deep cuts in state funding: The Department of Social Services effectively suspended plans to reduce one-and-a-half …

Senate GOP wants special session on nursing homes

The CT Mirror covered a story in which all 14 members of the state Senate Republican minority called Thursday for a special session to save nine nursing homes from the loss of $5.3 million in funding due to a new …

Elder-Care Facilities’ Cut Funds

Thursday afternoon, Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, accompanied by state politicians, officials, staff, reps from Local 1199 SEIU, the New England health care employees union, and patients in wheelchairs gathered in the recreation room at Arden House for a press conference …

District 1199 Joins Genesis HealthCare to Protect Nursing Homes in Connecticut’s Cities

Union officers and caregivers are working together with administrators from Genesis HealthCare to secure the jobs of approximately 2,000 caregivers and nursing home services for 1,400 residents. State policy mandates that nursing homes under 70% occupancy could potentially lose funding …

My Turn: Patrick J. Quinn: Don’t fall for Lifespan’s tricks

Women & Infants and Butler Hospitals, along with other affiliates that make up Care New England, have been vital parts of the Rhode Island community for generations. As the executive vice president of District 1199 SEIU New England, I have …

Nursing Home Strike Withdrawn Upon Contract Agreement with iCare

Negotiations will continue with 16 remaining nursing homes without contracts. Over 1,000 caregivers reached an agreement for a new contract with iCare facilities on Friday to avert a strike in Connecticut nursing homes. The new contract covers a period of …

Nursing Home Workers Celebrate Gov. Lamont’s Medicaid Rate Increase

Strike deadline remains in effect, pending contract settlements with nursing home owners Nursing home workers cheered a new funding proposal of Medicaid increases for nursing homes rates that was endorsed by Governor Ned Lamont’s administration Monday night. The proposal, with …

Nursing home workers explain why more funding is important in this new advertisement!

#STRIKE #CTNursingHomes More than 2,500 nursing home caregivers will be forced to walk out of their jobs on June 3rd until proper funding is provided to raise their take-home pay. #STRIKING is a last resort for workers who care dearly …

Mayor Luke Bronin writes in today’s Hartford Courant in support of raising wages for nursing home caregivers:

State nursing home workers deserve a modest raise Luke Bronin and Rob Baril Every day, over 1,300 Hartford residents go to work to care for the sick, the elderly, and the disabled in our nursing homes — caring for those …

SEIU 1199 Nursing Home Workers Set New Strike Deadline

Nursing home caregivers represented by the New England Health Care Employees Union,District 1199 SEIU, voted in favor of a new strike deadline in 20 facilities, effective June 3rd. Workers are demanding additional funding in the state budget to cover wage …

In leiu of May 1st strike, 1199 members held a press conference and a lobby day – nursing home workers deserve better!

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UPDATE: Nursing Home Workers’ Strike

Nursing home workers and SEIU 1199 New England leadership will hold a press conference on Wednesday, May 1st at 4:00 PM in Room 1D at the LOB to provide updates on the strike vote pending at 20 facilities. Caregivers are …

SEIU 1199 Nursing Home Strike Notice Withdrawn to Continue Negotiations

The New England Health Care Employees Union, SEIU District 1199, withdrew the intent to strike notice sent to Connecticut nursing homes, which was effective on May 1st. While the members’ strike vote remains in effect, the strike deadline has been …

Strike deadline set in CT nursing home dispute

“More than 2,500 workers at 20 nursing homes across the state have set a May 1st deadline to walk off the job unless the state addresses wages and what workers say are increasingly difficult working conditions. Nursing home workers, SEIU …

Nursing Home Workers Ready to Strike in Demand of Higher Wages, Adequate Staffing

Nursing Home Workers Ready to Strike in Demand of Higher Wages, Adequate Staffing Numbers and Protection of Quality Services for Connecticut’s Residents Over 2,500 nursing home caregivers across the state are standing in unity to improve the health care services …

Yale New Haven Hospital, SEIU sign 5-year contract

Congratulations to members at Yale New Haven Hospital on securing a contract with the Union, read more here: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments …

Licensed Practical Nurses at Salmon Brook have reached a tentative agreement for their first Union contract!

Licensed Practical Nurses at Salmon Brook have reached a tentative agreement for their first #Union contract! The contract includes improvements in benefits, wages, fairness and overall rights on the job. Congratulations! #WeRise #WeWin #StrongerTogether #UnionPower — with Salmon Brook Skilled …

5 years after being turned back by the boss, LPNs at Regal Care of Southport win 28-1!

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When Nursing Home Care Falls Short

A nursing home’s role is to care for its patients, not compromise their health. Yet, across Connecticut, a number of facilities have come up short in fulfilling this most basic function. Check out this session from WNPR regarding in-depth look at …