Gasport Nursing Home Workers Will Picket Tomorrow 6/3 To Demand Competitive Wages And Benefits from New Owners

June 2, 2021


Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Contact: April Ezzell, 1199SEIU Communications | (716)449-1620

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Short-staffed rural facility recently acquired by Ed Farbenblum, majority owner of McGuire Group and owner of RCA Healthcare Management, LLC, 1 left negotiations after refusing to pay beleaguered caregivers an additional $0.35.

WHO:  Nursing Home Workers

WHAT:  Informational Picket

WHEN:  Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
                2:30 pm Press Conference

WHERE:  Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation at Gasport
                  4540 Lincoln Dr
                  Gasport, NY 14067

WHY: Nursing Home workers at a small rural nursing home are working without a contract since April 30 when their one-year contract expired. At the most recent negotiating session, RCA Healthcare Management, LLC offered less than competitive wages and benefits, leaving workers feeling disrespected after working short-staffed throughout COVID-19 pandemic.

The Niagara County nursing home was recently purchased by downstate nursing home owner Ed Farbenblum. Farbenblum is owner of RCA Healthcare Management Group, LLC and now majority owner of The McGuire Group which operates Autumnview Manor, Seneca Manor, North Gate Manor, and Garden Gate Manor. The new ownership group also operates the former Absolut Nursing Homes at Aurora Park, Gasport, Three Rivers, Allegany, Orchard Brooke and Westfield.


1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in America. We represent over 400,000 nurses and caregivers throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Florida. Our mission is to achieve quality care and good jobs for all.

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