Healthcare Workers at The Grand at Pawling To Picket Nursing Home on Thursday, July 6July 6, 2017
Where: The Grand at Pawling, 9 Reservoir Rd, Pawling, NY
(Near the nursing home sign)
When: Thursday, July 6
2:30 p.m. -- 4:30 p.m.
Background: For 3 years, 1199SEIU members have been trying to address frequent turnover, safe staffing and its connection to quality care, through contract negotiations. Below market union wages, unaffordable health benefits and persistent disrespect for those who take care of the residents has resulted in a revolving door of workers, because even the most dedicated nursing home workers must be able to make a living and care for themselves and their families. 1199 members are questioning how The Grand at Pawling can provide continuity of care to residents, when staff over is frequent.
Management has responded to the healthcare workers’ efforts to bargain a collective bargaining agreement that ensures a fair workplace with livable wages and affordable benefits by placing obstacles in the way of a settlement at every opportunity.
An informational picket is not a strike; no labor will be withheld. All workers will report to their scheduled shifts at the nursing home and will picket on their own time; a break, lunch or a day off.
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.