Since the LHP Hospital Group – a Texas-based for-profit hospital group owned in part by a private equity firm – first proposed taking over and merging Waterbury and St. Mary’s Hospitals, hundreds of residents of Waterbury have raised serious concerns about what the impact will be on health care and jobs in Waterbury. Click here for
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!
Last week, the Hartford Courant published a shameful editorial siding with the rich owners of HealthBridge who locked out nursing home workers two months ago. Their column even advised locked-out workers that paying up to $7,000 more out of pocket for health care could help them manage their health “more wisely.” 1199NE President David Pickus wrote
Back-to-back actions by locked-out caregivers and residents’ family members from HealthBridge’s West River Health Center in Milford, CT are making news headlines in Connecticut and New York. The New Haven Register reported on a candlelight vigil in Milford on Sunday, January 29th, where residents’ family members spoke out about their concern for their loved ones:
HealthBridge nursing homes should be putting fragile residents’ needs first, but they are more concerned with putting profits in the pockets of their out-of-state investors. They have locked out more than 100 caregivers in Milford, CT and disrupted the continuity of care for the residents we care for – and they are threatening to lock
Workers at Madison House (Madison, CT), owned by SunBridge Healthcare, recently voted 51-2 to form a union with 1199. Their first contract reduces employees’ health insurance costs, gains them access to the 1199 Training Fund, and includes raises and restoration of sick days that had been cut. Similarly, 100 Sunbridge LPNs who organized at Governor’s
On November 21, Wethersfield Health Center 1199 members delivered over 300 petition signatures to CT Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick Bremby’s office, urging DSS to keep our community’s nursing home OPEN. The petitions – signed by nursing home residents, family members, and workers – ask the State to say ‘NO’ to the Healthbridge owners’