Connecticut’s public health safety net is crumbling. Every day, people seeking medical attention, mental health support, and addiction recovery services are turned away from receiving the care they need. Hundreds of frontline healthcare jobs at public state facilities remain vacant. The combination of direct care staffing shortages and lack of resources to navigate the system
Health Care Frontline Staff Rally at Capitol and Deliver Petition Letter about the Budget to Gov. Ned Lamont
Union health care workers from the New England Health Care Employees Union, SEIU 1199NE, held an info picket at the Capitol and then hand deliver a petition letter from our rank-and file executive board members to Gov. Ned Lamont’s office. What: Info picket and delivery of petition letter to fund long-term care service so that
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.
“Home care, group home, and nursing home workers are the invisible backbone of the healthcare system. All three of these workforces make poverty wages, forcing caregivers to work two, three or four jobs, all three lack access to affordable healthcare and they don’t have a real opportunity to retire. Like we’ve seen in many jobs
Nursing home workers, group home workers and personal care attendants who provide home care services for the elderly and people with disabilities will unite in a candlelight vigil to demand a “Long-Term Care Workers’ Bill of Rights”. The vigil will be celebrated Tuesday at the State Capitol, starting at 4:00 PM. There will be a
Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation on Tuesday, June 25th that will establish an employee-funded family and medical leave program in Connecticut. 1199 Member and PCA, Kharlene Wonder gave a compelling personal testimony and talked about how this affects the future for workers like herself. “Today we are celebrating a law that will give working people