We're the heroes in this fight. Now it's time to do what's right!

October 28, 2021

October 28th Group Bargaining Bulletin

STAND STRONG!
FIGHT TO THE FINISH!

In a surprise move in our direction, the Group negotiators started off our October 28 bargaining session by making significant changes to their last proposals. But when the session ended, there were still important issues with no agreement. That’s why we are standing strong and preparing to hold our informational pickets this Monday, November 1.

We are demanding:

We know the nursing home owners are wealthy, so it doesn’t ring true when they say they can’t afford to pay us the bonus we earned because it’s a hardship for them! But, especially when some of them are building gardens and fancy buildings, fighting us on a $3,000 bonus is just not right!

We know the nursing home owners are wealthy, so it doesn’t ring true when they say they can’t afford to pay us the bonus we earned because it’s a hardship for them! But, especially when some of them are building gardens and fancy buildings, fighting us on a $3,000 bonus is just not right!

At October 16 negotiations, no doubt because we’ve been making our voices heard, the Group agreed to pay what is necessary to maintain benefits for those of us already in the Funds. But we are ALL healthcare heroes —and none of us should have to struggle to pay for health care! So we’re going to fight to the finish!

The employer finally agreed to the following: 

BUT, the Group’s lawyers also keep insisting on proposals that are not in the best interest of nursing home workers and our residents. For example, after hearing so many of our stories:

We have proven time and again that when we are united and make our voices heard, wecan secure what we need to take care of ourselves and our families.  Now is that time for us.

Informational picketing outside all of our nursing homes is on Monday, November 1.

Our informational pickets are on November 8, and our strike vote is on that saWe’ll be taking a strike vote at the picket line on the same day. Let’s show up. Stand Strong. And send a clear message to the Group nursing homeowners that we will Fight to the Finish for what’s right.

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