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
In Connecticut, over 26,000 workers belong to District 1199. We represent nurses, CNAs, technicians, clerical employees, service & maintenance workers, and more in a variety of settings that including state service, nursing homes, hospitals, community programs for the developmentally disabled, and other important programs. Scroll down below to read about what 1199 members in Connecticut have been doing.
Not long ago, PCAs in Massachusetts were struggling to give their consumers the best possible care in the face of uncertainty. They were facing unstable funding and possible cuts in hours–on top of receiving no benefits and no sick time or paid time off.
New Haven resident Caldwell Johnson hires PCAs through an agency for assist him with everyday things, including help getting out of bed, showering, getting dressed and cleaning his home. He needs at least eight hours a day of services to live an independent life at home, but is unable to find PCAs to work more
A Quality Home Care Council Home caregivers provide the critical assistance that allows consumers to live independently in their own homes, yet the home care system is riddled with challenges for consumers and caregivers alike. Most caregivers receive low wages, no health insurance, and no sick or vacation time—conditions that result in high turnover and
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
Retiring 1199 President Carmen Boudier and newly-elected President David Pickus each offered a few words to the November 2011 Delegates’ Assembly. You can watch their speeches here.
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Executive Order Creates an Official Voice for Consumers and Providers in Addressing Child Care and Home Care Workforce Crises Hartford – Connecticut’s seniors, people with disabilities, and young children applaud Governor Dannel P. Malloy for signing an executive order that will improve the quality and stability of care they
On November 17, leaders from the union and disability advocacy movements joined together to sign a historic document called “Guiding Principles: For Partnerships with Unions and Emerging Worker Organizations When Individuals Direct Their Own Services and Supports.” For nearly three years, SEIU, ADAPT, the Center for Self Determination, and the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services have collaborated to
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’
Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) in Connecticut have the opportunity to join together in Home Care Workers United – District 1199 SEIU to win improvements for themselves in their jobs and improve the quality of care for the seniors and people with disabilities they provide care for.