In its latest charges against HealthBridge, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ordered the company to “immediately reinstate the unfair labor practice strikers to their former positions, and to reimburse all unfair labor practice strikes for the lost wages and benefits incurred since July 3,” the day on which nearly 700 Connecticut nurses, aides and nursing home support staff went out on strike.
More than 275 direct support professionals at the Mentor Network, REM Connecticut Community Services have formed their union with SEIU District 1199. Votes were counted on August 1, and the
Family members have been noticing a decrease in the quality of care at HealthBridge nursing homes since a strike involving more than 600 caregivers began earlier this month. New workers were quickly hired as replacements, but have struggled to provide the same care and services as their normal caregivers, according to family members of residents in Danbury and Milford.
HealthBridge caregivers gathered in New York City on Wednesday to visit the Straus Institute at NYU Law School, endowed with millions by HealthBridge principal Daniel Straus while his company cuts $30 million in wages and benefits for Connecticut caregivers over the next six years.
Judge Rules that HealthBridge Violated Federal Law; First in a Series of Expected Decisions on NLRB Complaints
In the first of an expected series of decisions on multiple National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Complaints against HealthBridge Management, a Judge has ruled that the nursing home corporation violated federal labor law by “interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees.”
Approximately 53,000 state employees and new retirees (including many 1199 members) are enrolled in the Health Enhancement Program (HEP) — a program that provides financial incentives, including reduced premium share and
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman are joining a growing chorus of voices — including residents’ family members, elected officials, and other community leaders — to lend support
HealthBridge “failed and refused to bargain in good faith with the Union” when it implemented changes to wages, hours and other conditions of employment, the National Labor Relations Board stated
The following letter to the editor appeared in the CT Post in support of the HealthBridge caregivers, written by the son of a long-term resident of West River Health Center in Milford: I am
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