Workers at Madison House (Madison, CT), owned by SunBridge Healthcare, recently voted 51-2 to form a union with 1199. Their first contract reduces employees’ health insurance costs, gains them access to the 1199 Training Fund, and includes raises and restoration of sick days that had been cut. Similarly, 100 Sunbridge LPNs who organized at Governor’s
Retiring 1199 President Carmen Boudier and newly-elected President David Pickus each offered a few words to the November 2011 Delegates’ Assembly. You can watch their speeches here.
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Executive Order Creates an Official Voice for Consumers and Providers in Addressing Child Care and Home Care Workforce Crises Hartford – Connecticut’s seniors, people with disabilities, and young children applaud Governor Dannel P. Malloy for signing an executive order that will improve the quality and stability of care they
On November 17, leaders from the union and disability advocacy movements joined together to sign a historic document called “Guiding Principles: For Partnerships with Unions and Emerging Worker Organizations When Individuals Direct Their Own Services and Supports.” For nearly three years, SEIU, ADAPT, the Center for Self Determination, and the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services have collaborated to
On November 21, Wethersfield Health Center 1199 members delivered over 300 petition signatures to CT Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick Bremby’s office, urging DSS to keep our community’s nursing home OPEN. The petitions – signed by nursing home residents, family members, and workers – ask the State to say ‘NO’ to the Healthbridge owners’
Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) in Connecticut have the opportunity to join together in Home Care Workers United – District 1199 SEIU to win improvements for themselves in their jobs and improve the quality of care for the seniors and people with disabilities they provide care for.