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!

Fear Grips Health Workers Caring For The Elderly

For the past month or so, Leikish Nails has engaged in an elaborate ritual the minute she gets home from her shift at Touchpoints at Manchester, a skilled nursing facility that has seen four deaths and more than two dozen …

Milford nursing home worker dies of COVID-19 after being on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis

Read the Story from The Hartford Courant HereAngeline Bernadel loved her job at West River Healthcare Center in Milford. But by mid-March, the 52-year-old nurse had become concerned about the new coronavirus, which was just beginning its grim race through …

COVID-19 Continues To Hit Connecticut’s Nursing Home Population Hard

Listen to this morning’s edition of “Where We Live” on WNPR featuring #SEIU1199 President Rob Baril and Licensed Practical Nurse Rhoda Lawrence. #ProtectAllWorkers #CaregiversCount #GetUsPPE Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe …

‘We are in a war zone, and we’re scared for our lives’ – Boston Globe

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — They sound like soldiers, facing an enemy both invisible and treacherous. At the hospitals, they care for the sick and prepare for a surge of COVID-19 patients. At the nursing homes, they try to protect their fragile …

State to dedicate 2 nursing homes, other alternate sites to COVID-positive patients

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) — The coronavirus statistics reflect social distancing may be working statewide, but there is a crisis happening in several nursing homes. State officials said 39 percent of homes have at least one positive coronavirus case. The state …

Urgent Update on Nursing Homes and COVID-19

Video streaming conference on April 8th with SEIU 1199 NE President Rob Baril and nursing home workers who are risking their lives in the front lines. Healthcare workers and their patients are dying on the front lines due to lack …

CT nursing homes directed to limit visitors amid coronavirus concerns

As state officials took steps to try to prevent the spread of coronavirus, labor leaders contemplated how to address staffing shortages in nursing homes should an outbreak occur in Connecticut. Rob Baril, president of SEIU 1199, the largest health-care worker …

Owner of Waterbury nursing home pleads guilty to federal theft charges

WATERBURY – A 71-year-old New York man who owned a city nursing home pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling millions from a pension and health plan for its employees. Chaim Stern, of Flushing, N.Y. appeared in federal court in Bridgeport where …

Workers Announce Strike Deadline Against Cassena Care due to Unfair Labor Practices

Union caregivers from District 1199NE, SEIU, sent their intent to strike notice to Cassena Care Norwalk, Stamford and New Britain with a strike deadline set for December 10, 2019, at 6:00 AM. Workers are ready to strike against all Cassena …

More Nursing Home Workers Join the Ranks at SEIU 1199 NE

Three West Hartford nursing homes vote with a resounding “Yes” to join 1199 Caregivers at Hebrew Senior Care in West Hartford voted unanimously 26-0 in favor of joining the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU. The workers …

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 …