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 this morning that they have voted to strike for better wages. Strike notices have been
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A Hartford judge has decided to extend voting hours to 8:30 p.m. at two city polling locations that saw delays and missing registration lists early Tuesday morning. The extended hours will apply to the Batchelder School at 757 New Britain Avenue and United Methodist Church at 571 Farmington Avenue, according to the judge. Registered voters who are
At three Delegates Assemblies held in October 2013, 1199 Delegates voted for members of the 2014 Election Board. As specified in our By-Laws, the Election Board consists of seven regular members and seven alternates from across all divisions of the District. Members of the Election Board supervise and, within the parameters set by our ByLaws, set
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 is why we object to the new regulation being proposed by the RI Department of
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.
Afternoon rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of picketers at Women & Infants Hospital – where over 400 nurses, CNAs, technical, clerical, and service & maintenance workers marched and chanted throughout the day to call on management to improve staffing levels and hire local nurses instead of subcontracted “travelers.” We got excellent media coverage of our
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 eight months. The company tried to increase the cost of our health insurance to $105 a
At a recent hearing at the RI State House, several 1199 members from the Blackstone Valley ARC — along with a few of our consumers — testified about the devastating impact of $24 million in budget cuts to services for the developmentally disabled. Check out some of the highlights below: Karen Baldwin’s testimony: Amanda Hitchener’s
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 overwhelmingly – by a count of 140 to 7 – to reject management’s plan, and