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!

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SEIU 1199 Nursing Home Strike Notice Withdrawn to Continue Negotiations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 …

Staffing Levels, Culture Challenge Quality Of Nursing Home Care

WNPR published a story regarding the various issues in Nursing Homes regarding staffing. “It isn’t often that DPH mandates staffing or requires nursing homes to hire consultants, but the order reflects a broader emerging problem affecting the care provided at …

Nursing Staff Pickets Against Priority Healthcare Group’s Cuts

Waterbury, CT – Dozens of picketing caregivers denounced illegal changes in compensation and benefits, and severe cuts in residential services implemented by Priority Healthcare Group as the operator of Waterbury Gardens. Priority Healthcare Group made cuts to nursing staff, as …

NEW 1199 AD ON BUDGET CASTS KLARIDES AND FASANO CAST AS “PROTECTORS OF BILLIONAIRES”AS CT AWAITS HEROES

The new ad out today sets Connecticut’s budget drama in an action movie trailer.   The ad sets the stage by opening “In a state where some legislators side with corporate lobbyists to protect billionaires and corporations while attacking middle class …

1199 Members Vote to Make Our Union Stronger

This past week 1199 members voted on two important issues facing our union.  First, members had to decide whether our newly organized child care members would be added to the list of workers in our union’s jurisdiction.  Secondly, members voted on …

CDC Releases Stronger Guidelines for Ebola Protocal

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released new and stronger safety standards for health care workers caring for Ebola patients. The updated protocols include personal protective equipment that covers the entire body and leaves no skin exposed. The protocols stress that …

STATEMENT FROM SEIU 1199 PRESIDENT DAVID PICKUS ON NURSING HOME TRANSPARENCY ACT

Connecticut State Senate passes HB 5051, a new act requiring more financial transparency for nursing homes receiving Medicaid funds. SEIU 1199 New England President David Pickus issued the following statement after the Connecticut State Senate voted in favor of passing …

Federal Judge Finds HealthBridge in Contempt of Court

HARTFORD, CT— In yet another major legal victory for nursing home workers, U.S. District Court Judge Robert N. Chatigny (CHAT-nee) today found HealthBridge Management in civil contempt of court and ordered the New Jersey-based nursing home corporation to comply with …

NJ Court Filings Show Gross Exaggeration in HealthBridge Bankrutpcy Claims

Recent filings in the ongoing Bankruptcy case of HealthBridge nursing homes in Connecticut cast serious doubt on the financial claims made the New Jersey-based company, which HealthBridge used to avoid complying with the terms of a CT federal court injunction. …