Nursing Homes

On this page, you will find ongoing updates about the activities of 1199 members who work for nursing homes in Rhode Island.  Scroll below to read any current posts – and check back soon for updates!

Connecticut Nursing Home Workers Vote to Strike in Support of a Fair Wage

Contact: Jen Schneider, 646-506-5417  Connecticut Nursing Home Workers Vote to Strike in Support of a Fair Wage Workers in 20 cities and towns across Connecticut send strike notices to employers. SEIU 1199 NE Nursing home workers announced on Twitter @SEIU1199_NE …

Tom Foley made MILLIONS after workers went on strike for better wages

Troubling news was released this week about profits Tom Foley made while head of T.B. Wood, a Pennsylvania manufacturing company. The Day newspaper broke news about Foley’s actions as head of T.B. Wood, that led to a three year strike by workers fighting …

RI Dept. of Health Considering Mandatory Annual Flu Vaccine for Health Care Workers

Health care workers have a long history of supporting public health initiatives, and we know how important immunization is in helping prevent the spread of illness. But we also know that health care choices are intensely personal matters – which …

Genesis Workers Ratify New Contracts, as Greenville RNs Win Unionization Court Case

This week, workers at two nursing homes owned by the Genesis Healthcare Corporation in Rhode Island voted to approve new collective bargaining agreements. Workers at Genesis Skilled Nursing & Rehab in Greenville and Pawtucket had been negotiating with management for more than …

RI Genesis Nursing Home Workers Reject Owners’ Unaffordable Health Care Plan; Picket Two Facilities

Nurses, CNAs, and other workers from two Rhode Island nursing homes owned by Genesis HealthCare Corporation are outraged over a demand from management that they pay thousands of dollars more in health care costs.  On March 5 and 6, they voted …

Pawtucket & Central Falls 1199 Members Fight for a Fair State Budget

Nearly 50 members of 1199 who live and work in the Pawtucket and Central Falls area gathered at a forum last night to describe the harmful impact that budget cuts have had on the people that we serve, as well …

Genesis: Be Fair to Those Who Care

Dozens of nursing home workers – from nurses to CNAs and Housekeepers – who work for Genesis HealthCare in Greenville held a spirited picket line in the rain on Wednesday, December 7th to protest Genesis’s attempt to force them to …