This Halloween PCAs want to let the neighborhood know that it’s scary how the State of Connecticut tricks and treats home care services! Home care workers, also known as personal care attendants (PCAs), are paid poverty wages by the state to care for some of Connecticut’s most vulnerable citizens so they can live independently at
1199 New England Union Member to Participate in National Council for Occupational Safety and Health COVID-19 Briefing
District 1199 New England union member and New Britain resident Anne Barden will be participating in a livestream media briefing by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) on Thursday, October 28 at 2 pm ET “about a pending workplace COVID-19 vaccine and testing standard, soon to be released by the U.S.
Mental health workers expressed serious concerns Tuesday for Governor NedLamont’s intent to close a 10-bed residence providing transitional living services in Hartford foryoung adults who are 18 to 25 years old. According to a letter from Governor Lamont’s administration, the Young Adult ServicesProgram at 556 Blue Hills Avenue (the Hilltop Residential Program) will be shut
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
Jordan DeAngelo tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 23, one week before paid time off for pandemic-related illnesses for personal care assistants, known as home care workers, ran out. Since Sept. 30, DeAngelo and thousands of other PCAs represented by the New England Health Care Employees Union who care for medically fragile adults in their
The New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, settled on a new contract for group home and day program workers at Whole Life Inc., pending member ratification. Upon the new agreement with Whole Life, the Union canceled the strike notification that was set for Oct. 5. Whole Life Inc., operating over 39 locations