1199NE SEIU members who care for residents at the Villa at Stamford for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare nursing home held an action today to raise awareness of their demands for wage increases, affordable health care, affordable retirement, and enforceable policies to address racial discrimination on the job and in the communities where they work.
Today’s action builds on a series of actions Tuesday across three Hartford-area nursing homes. 1199NE SEIU members are continuing to raise demands for wage increases, affordable health care, affordable retirement, and enforceable policies to address racial discimination on the job and in the communities where they work.
Last year, nursing home workers at 53 nursing homes across Connecticut staged historic strike campaigns to highlight the need to improve long-term care for patients and providers alike. Their bold action paid off, and these workers are now on a pathway to $20 per hour minimum wage for CNAs, increases in retirement and pension contributions, affordable healthcare, and protection from racial discrimination.
But many others who provide care in nursing homes—including the workers taking action Thursday in Stamford—have yet to achieve the same gains. They are entering the third year as essential workers during the pandemic while struggling to provide for themselves and their families on shamefully low wages and little benefits.
WHO: 1199NE SEIU nursing home workers including nursing assistants, dietary, housekeeping and other staff
WHAT: Workers hold action to raise demands for higher wages, health insurance, and racial justice
WHEN: Thursday March 17, 2022 at 2:30 pm ET
WHERE: The Villa at Stamford for Premier Rehabilitation & Healthcare, 88 Rock Rimmon Road, Stamford, CT 06903