Today, SEIU 1199 New England bus drivers, monitors and aides announced a tentative contract agreement with their employer, First Student, thereby averting an open strike planned for November 2 at 5:30AM. Workers announced the intent to strike after contract negotiations stalled after the 275 employees who work in the Lincoln, West Warwick and Cranston bus
Watch as Adelina Ramos, a Certified Nursing Assistant testifies before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to the challenges that the coronavirus pandemic has posed to nursing home residents and staff and what measures can be adopted to ensure nursing homes are better equipped to protect residents and staff in the future.
As Worker Organizing Soars Nationwide, Connecticut Nursing Home Caregivers to Join “Unions For All” Nationwide Women’s Day of Action
On Saturday, September 17th SEIU 1199NE nursing home caregivers gathered for a press conference at Hamden High School, to raise awareness on the critically short-staffed nursing home conditions, followed by a day of canvassing in Hamden, because long-term care funding and high-quality standards are established by the people we elect to office. “Certified nursing assistants are
Mental Healthcare Providers at Sound Community Services to Engage on Information Picket Today with Strike Deadline Set for the Weekend
On Tuesday, April 19th from 3:45 to 5:15 PM, union mental health workers employed by Sound Community Services held an information picket in demand of increased wages, access to benefits, and improved staffing conditions that will allow them to provide quality care, while protecting themselves and their families. This information picket is in anticipation of
1199 New England Union Member to Participate in National Council for Occupational Safety and Health COVID-19 Briefing
District 1199 New England union member and New Britain resident Anne Barden will be participating in a livestream media briefing by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) on Thursday, October 28 at 2 pm ET “about a pending workplace COVID-19 vaccine and testing standard, soon to be released by the U.S.
Union nursing home workers at Icare facilities agreed to a new contract that sets a historic $20 per hour minimum wage for certified nursing assistants and $30 per hour for licensed practical nurses, averting Friday’s nursing home strike. On top of the wage increases for all workers, all Icare workers will also have a pension
Caregivers encouraged to take new vaccines in the ongoing fight to curb virus spread HARTFORD – The New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, fully supports the implementation of safe COVID-19 vaccination for frontline caregivers. The Union recommends that all District 1199 members working in hospitals, nursing homes, group homes, home care and
The union representing about 100 nursing assistants, maintenance workers and other staff at Bannister Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Providence began a three-day strike on Friday over demands for mandatory minimum staffing levels and pay increases. Unionized workers returned to their jobs at the Bannister Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Monday morning, after a
NORWICH — The state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday it has ordered all patients to be removed from the Three Rivers Healthcare nursing home following an investigation into a deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Since July 24, DPH officials said, at least 21 residents and six staff members at the Norwich nursing home were infected with
The downside to legislating during campaign season looks like the union-backed fliers asking why incumbent House members “turned their back” on nursing home residents during COVID-19 that hit doorsteps this month. In a normal year, interest groups can punish or reward lawmakers for action or inaction in the year gone by, but by the time