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
In Connecticut, over 26,000 workers are members of District 1199. The Union represent nurses, certified nursing assistants, personal care attendants, technicians, clerical employees, service and maintenance workers, and other workers in a variety of health care settings including state services, nursing homes, home care, hospitals and community programs for the developmentally disabled. Scroll down below to read about what 1199 members in Connecticut have been doing.
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.