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  • Home care workers without health care visit the Governor’s mansion in Greenwich
    Greenwich is home to the four most expensive zip codes in Connecticut. Ned Lamont’s mansion is in one of them. This holiday season home care workers, mostly Black, Brown and white working-class women from some of the poorest zip codes in Bridgeport, New Haven, Meriden and Hartford, are visiting the governor to call on the State of Connecticut to end their exploitative treatment. Home care workers, also known as personal care attendants (PCAs), are paid by the state to care for some of Read more...
  • District 1199NE Reaches Tentative Agreement with Sunrise Northeast Inc. to End Strike
    On Tuesday, December 8, 2021, the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, reached an Agreement for a new contract for group home and day program workers at Sunrise Northeast, Inc. This Agreement, once ratified by the membership, will end the members’ two month strike. Sunrise operates 28 group home and day programs serving over 160 individuals in multiple locations across the state with 149 District 1199 New England union workers in Brooklyn, Columbia, Danielson, East Read more...
  • District 1199 New England Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with Pilot Program Cohort in Nursing Aide Apprentice Partnership with Genesis HealthCare
    On Tuesday, November 16 at 1:00 PM, District 1199 New England celebrated National Apprenticeship Week at St. Joseph’s Center nursing home in Trumbull with the State of Connecticut Department of Labor Interim Commissioner and Chair of the State of Connecticut Apprenticeship Council Danté Bartolomeo, Genesis HealthCare administrators, and the state’s first cohort of CNA apprentices. Participants in this nursing aide pilot program, established in partnership between the Union’s 1199NE Training Read more...
  • The Strike At Sunrise Ends
    Tuesday, December 8th, 2021, the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, reached an Agreement for a new contract for group home and day program workers at Sunrise Northeast, Inc. This Agreement, once ratified by the membership, will end the members’ two month strike. Sunrise operates 28 group home and day programs serving over 160 individuals in multiple locations across the state with 149 District 1199 New England union workers in Brooklyn, Columbia, Danielson, East Read more...
  • Home Care Workers Rally For Wages, Benefits
    At 65-years-old, Karlene Whonder works 55 hours a week as a home care worker in order to make sure she and her husband can afford medication for their health issues. Robin David and Terrell Williams, both home care workers, are often pressed between working enough hours to make ends meet but not working so many hours that they lose their state subsidized Husky health insurance.  David and her husband, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, are being evicted because she can’t work Read more...

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