Home care, group home, and nursing home workers are calling on Gov. Lamont to end the cycle of structural racism that devalues the work of Black, Brown, and working-class White women who make up the majority of the long-term care workforce. Caregivers, union leaders and community partners rallied at the Governor’s Mansion in Hartford in support of the Long-Term Care Workers Bill of Rights. Workers struggling with access to affordable health insurance and expensive medical bills will shared their stories.
Too many workers in long-term care are living under the poverty line, without access to affordable healthcare for our families, without real opportunities for retirement, while also facing dangerous conditions daily. The demands included in the Long-Term Care Workers Bill of Rights would create and fund the structural change needed to ensure safe staffing, quality jobs and quality patient care in Connecticut’s home care, group home and nursing home services.
What: Long-Term Care Workers Rally at Governor’s Mansion for Bill of Rights and affordable health insurance
When: Tuesday, April 20 at 4:00 PM
Where: Governor’s Mansion
990 Prospect Ave in Hartford
Who: Union long-term care workers (home care, group homes and nursing homes), 1199 union leaders, and community partners