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 union in the state, wrote to managers of those facilities asking them to outline a
The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the Affordable Care Act as constitutional, expanding care to 32 million Americans, protecting consumers from a range of insurance company abuses, creating competitive marketplaces in states for individuals to purchase lower-cost insurance, and improving the quality of health care.
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.