Healthcare Workers at Absolut Care at Gasport agree to 3-year contract!

June 24, 2021


Contact: April Ezzell, 1199SEIU Communications (716) 449-1620,
MVG News Desk, (716) 650-7750,

Caregivers vote to ratify 3-year contract with RCA Healthcare Management. Terms of Agreement are Celebrated by all.

Gasport, NY - Absolut Care at Gasport and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers are pleased to announce that they have agreed to the terms of a 3-year contract. Healthcare workers voted to ratify the agreement on Wednesday June 23rd. Both sides worked collaboratively to create an agreement that illustrated Absolut Care at Gasport’s commitment to its frontline healthcare workers and continuity of care for residents.

The terms of the three-year contract include higher starting wages, general wage increases, longevity bonuses and pension improvements.

“We are pleased to be able to offer an enhanced compensation package to our employees, all of whom work tirelessly on behalf of our residents” said Edward Farbenblum, of RCA Healthcare at Gasport. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with 1199SEIU.”

“We are dedicated to our residents and to each other,” says Felicia Reinhard, a Laundry Aide and 1199SEIU member. “As healthcare workers, we have been through so much this past year. Our new contract agreement proves that RCA recognizes the hard work we put into our facility and into providing quality care to our residents.”

1199SEIU members work as Certified Nurse Assistants, Activities Aides, Dietary Workers, and in Housekeeping and Laundry.


About 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
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.

About Absolut Care at Gasport
Absolut Care of Gasport is an eighty-three (83) bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Eastern Niagara County, 5 miles east of Lockport, in the quaint Village of Gasport. Our facility specializes in short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing as well as end of life care, provided in a family oriented environment.