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  • Union Gets Icare Contract with $20/hr Minimum for CNAs and $30/hr Minimum for LPNs
    Union nursing home workers at Icare facilities agreed to a new contract that sets a historic $20 per hour minimum wage for certified nursing assistants and $30 per hour for licensed practical nurses, averting Friday’s nursing home strike. On top of the wage increases for all workers, all Icare workers will also have a pension and receive additional funding to cover health care insurance costs and wellness programs.  “I want to acknowledge and thank the leadership of Gov. Ned Lamont, Speaker of Read more...
  • Strikes possible at more than 50 CT nursing homes this spring
    Still reeling financially from the coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut’s nursing home industry could face strikes at more than 50 facilities this spring, an industry leader and a key state health official warned Wednesday morning. And while Gov. Ned Lamont just ordered more emergency aid to cash-strapped facilities, the state’s largest nursing home coalition said the support — while appreciated — falls short of what’s needed. Meanwhile, the state’s largest health care workers union said Wednesday Read more...
  • Peaceful Civil Disobedience in Hartford to Demand Funding for Long-Term Care
    Union long-term care workers and leaders were detained for acts of peaceful civil disobedience Thursday in Hartford in demand that the state provide funding to pay for structural changes that will let workers have a living wage, benefits and the capacity to retire with dignity. Rally participants picketed in front of 410 Capitol Avenue with offices for the Department of Public Health, the Office of Policy & Management, and Department of Developmental Services. Detentions were made when some Read more...
  • State Healthcare Workers March for a Moral Budget to Expand Services
    Over 200 state healthcare workers, community partners and elected officials marched in Hartford to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination and to demand the expansion of state services to meet the growing need of residents and communities all across Connecticut. Workers engaged in a “March for a Moral Budget” down Capitol Avenue on Tuesday demanding new public investments in the biennial budget to rebuild Connecticut’s healthcare and mental health Read more...
  • Long-Term Care Workers Stop Traffic in Fight Against Poverty Wages
    More than 100 long-term care workers blocked traffic in Hartford at the Department of Social Services to draw attention to the treatment of caregivers providing services in home care, group homes and nursing homes. Workers gathered at the corner of Farmington Avenue and Flowers Street in demand of living wages and basic benefits like access to affordable health insurance, retirement options and paid time off. Workers also advocated for the state of Connecticut to find an effective solution to Read more...

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