Greenwich is home to the four most expensive zip codes in Connecticut. Ned Lamont’s mansion is in one of them. This holiday season home care workers, mostly Black, Brown and white working-class women from some of the poorest zip codes in Bridgeport, New Haven, Meriden and Hartford, are visiting the governor to call on the
On Tuesday, December 8, 2021, the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, reached an Agreement for a new contract for group home and day program workers at Sunrise Northeast, Inc. This Agreement, once ratified by the membership, will end the members’ two month strike. Sunrise operates 28 group home and day programs
Frontline Workers Outraged as Sunrise Northeast Shuns Long-Standing Caregivers with Threat of Permanent Replacements
Striking workers rallied Thursday at Sunrise Northeast as the group home and day program provider continues to deny workers a fair contract after more than a month on strike, and now the Florida agency has threatened caregivers with permanent replacements due to their union activities. Direct support caregivers began striking on October 12 after Sunrise
District 1199 New England Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with Pilot Program Cohort in Nursing Aide Apprentice Partnership with Genesis HealthCare
On Tuesday, November 16 at 1:00 PM, District 1199 New England celebrated National Apprenticeship Week at St. Joseph’s Center nursing home in Trumbull with the State of Connecticut Department of Labor Interim Commissioner and Chair of the State of Connecticut Apprenticeship Council Danté Bartolomeo, Genesis HealthCare administrators, and the state’s first cohort of CNA apprentices.
1199 New England Union Member to Participate in National Council for Occupational Safety and Health COVID-19 Briefing
District 1199 New England union member and New Britain resident Anne Barden will be participating in a livestream media briefing by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) on Thursday, October 28 at 2 pm ET “about a pending workplace COVID-19 vaccine and testing standard, soon to be released by the U.S.
Mental health workers expressed serious concerns Tuesday for Governor NedLamont’s intent to close a 10-bed residence providing transitional living services in Hartford foryoung adults who are 18 to 25 years old. According to a letter from Governor Lamont’s administration, the Young Adult ServicesProgram at 556 Blue Hills Avenue (the Hilltop Residential Program) will be shut
The New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, delivered strike notices at group home agencies Whole Life and Network with a deadline to begin striking on October 5th at 6:00 AM. Combined, the two agencies cover some 70 locations across the state with more than 500 union workers going on strike for new
Statement on requirement for employees of long-term care facilities to receive COVID-19 vaccinations
District 1199 New England is encouraging workers to get vaccinated against COVID since last December based on the advice and recommendation of experts. The vaccine is an essential tool to protect workers and the people we care for every day. The Union is working with employers and with the State of Connecticut to make sure
Connecticut’s independent home care personal care attendants (PCAs) rallied at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford on Tuesday to demand a fair contract from Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration. A group of participants engaged in peaceful civil disobedience at the gates of the residence with 15 trespassing tickets issued by the Hartford Police Department. “If Connecticut cares
Group home workers withdrew notices for a strike due to begin Friday morning after agreeing on a $184-million state funding package for the next two years. Over 2,100 caregivers were due for a strike Friday at 6:00 AM in demand of livable wages and benefits, affordable health insurance and a path to retirement as enumerated