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
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
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
Since April, Rhode Island nursing homes have received over $50 million dollars in state and federal funding in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This is on top of the $242 million they made in profit from 2017-2018. Raise the Bar on Resident Care held a press conference to call for immediate investment in nursing home safe staffing by passing the Nursing
Although the numbers are down in Rhode Island, there is an urge to better protect the state’s most vulnerable population in the wake of COVID-19. Nursing home residents are the most vulnerable to the virus and now Sen. Maj. Whip Maryellen Goodwin and Rep. Scott Slater, along with a group called “Raise the Bar,” are
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El Tribunal de Distrito de EE.UU. en Nueva Jersey otorgó un juicio sumario en seis cargos y desestimó otros dos cargos a favor de la Unión de Trabajadores de la Salud de Nueva Inglaterra, Distrito 1199 SEIU, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, y la Unión Internacional de Trabajadores de Servicios. Los ocho cargos estaban pendientes