Earlier this week, members at Greater Bridgeport Mental Health Center, Connecticut Valley Hospital, and other facilities across the state were growing increasingly concerned about the lack of temperature screenings for staff entering facilities. Delegates throughout the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services decided to collectively demand a process of systematic screenings at their labor-management
In response to the countless 1199 (and other union) members and retirees caught up in a power struggle between Anthem and Hartford Healthcare, and who are facing loss of access to their doctors and mounting medical costs, the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition today sent a letter to Hartford Healthcare CEO Elliott Joseph. In the
Home care consumers and workers gathered on March 29th to celebrate the formation of CT Home Care United, the first-ever union for Connecticut’s in-home care providers, a new division of District 1199, SEIU.
Our consumers support us because they know that by improving the standards of our jobs, we can reduce turnover and continue working together with them to improve the quality and accessibility of care. Watch this video clip to hear testimony from consumers and workers about the difference a union would make in their lives.
Personal care attendants in Connecticut are now ready to choose a union to advocate for our consumers and our families.
New Haven resident Caldwell Johnson hires PCAs through an agency for assist him with everyday things, including help getting out of bed, showering, getting dressed and cleaning his home. He needs at least eight hours a day of services to live an independent life at home, but is unable to find PCAs to work more
A Quality Home Care Council Home caregivers provide the critical assistance that allows consumers to live independently in their own homes, yet the home care system is riddled with challenges for consumers and caregivers alike. Most caregivers receive low wages, no health insurance, and no sick or vacation time—conditions that result in high turnover and
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Executive Order Creates an Official Voice for Consumers and Providers in Addressing Child Care and Home Care Workforce Crises Hartford – Connecticut’s seniors, people with disabilities, and young children applaud Governor Dannel P. Malloy for signing an executive order that will improve the quality and stability of care they