Thursday afternoon, Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, accompanied by state politicians, officials, staff, reps from Local 1199 SEIU, the New England health care employees union, and patients in wheelchairs gathered in the recreation room at Arden House for a press conference and a rally to send a message to Gov. Ned Lamont: “Fix This Wrong.” At
An important message from SEIU 1199NE President Rob Baril: “In the past 10 days, 3 mass shootings have struck our nation. Two of the killings -those in California and Texas- were by self-proclaimed white supremacists. The California shooting injured an SEIU 521 member and killed her six-year-old son. Her mother, a retired SEIU member, was
Congrats to our Rhode Island Nursing Home members, staff, and community members for standing up for better staffing at a press conference held yesterday at Bannister House! Click below to read article and see the newsclip or you can check them out on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RaisetheBarRI/ It’s really exciting to see members in motion and
Union officers and caregivers are working together with administrators from Genesis HealthCare to secure the jobs of approximately 2,000 caregivers and nursing home services for 1,400 residents. State policy mandates that nursing homes under 70% occupancy could potentially lose funding as of July 1, 2019 with no opportunity to improve their resident census, occupancy level
Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation on Tuesday, June 25th that will establish an employee-funded family and medical leave program in Connecticut. 1199 Member and PCA, Kharlene Wonder gave a compelling personal testimony and talked about how this affects the future for workers like herself. “Today we are celebrating a law that will give working people
31,000 workers at Stop & Shops across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have gone on strike. Management at Stop & Shop presented their “final offer” to their workers, which included significant cuts to healthcare, massive increases (over 100% in some cases) to workers’ health care premiums, and replacing wage increases with so-called bonuses. All in
Licensed Practical Nurses at Salmon Brook have reached a tentative agreement for their first Union contract!
Licensed Practical Nurses at Salmon Brook have reached a tentative agreement for their first #Union contract! The contract includes improvements in benefits, wages, fairness and overall rights on the job. Congratulations! #WeRise #WeWin #StrongerTogether #UnionPower — with Salmon Brook Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation.
Connecticut caregivers support Senate Bill 375. We need to hold nursing homes accountable for providing adequate staffing numbers on every shift so our loved ones can get the quality care that all nursing home residents deserve. Passing #SB375 will allow caregivers to partner with families to ensure that real caregivers are properly counted in full compliance with
SEIU 1199 New England President Rob Baril issues a response to Governor Ned Lamont’s proposed state budget
Below is a statement issued from SEIU 1199 New England President Rob Baril in response to Governor Ned Lamont’s proposed state budget: “We appreciate Governor Lamont’s spirit to bring all parties to the table so we can fix Connecticut’s looming budget problems. The austerity agenda was rejected in the election and Governor Lamont was put