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  • Union Workers Deliver Strike Notice at Two Group Home Agencies
    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 contracts. Last June, group home workers secured an additional $184 million in state funding as part of the Union’s Long-Term Care Workers’ Bill of Rights campaign to pay for Read more...
  • 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 vaccination efforts are effective. We are looking into the details of Gov. Ned Lamont’s executive order for further discussions with employers to ensure effective Read more...
  • Long-Term Care Workers Unite in Civil Disobedience Demanding Fair Wages for PCAs
    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 about advancing racial and pay equity, negotiate a fair contract with PCAs, the majority of whom are women of color that Read more...
  • OP-ED | Home Care Workers Call For Higher Pay, Benefits
    “As a union home care worker, I feel that our pain must be heard, our struggles understood, and that those in leadership must take all actions necessary to make sure that each personal care attendant (PCA), and those we care for, can live in dignity. We need Gov. Ned Lamont to fund our Long-Term Care Bill of Rights to secure a pathway to $20 minimum per hour, medical benefits, retirement benefits, paid sick time off and the advanced training benefits we have earned and deserve as Read more...
  • Group Home Caregivers Delay Strike in Hopes of New Union Contract
    Strike notices due this Friday for six group home agencies in Connecticut were withdrawn and reset with a new strike deadline of June 4th at 6:00 AM in hopes of reaching a new agreement. Union group home workers are encouraged by Governor Ned Lamont’s outreach to discuss improved funding for their long-term care services, setting up an opportunity for new contracts and averting a strike. Additional Media Coverage: CT Mirror CT News Junkie The pending strike covers over 2,000 frontline Read more...

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