Despite Recent Department of Health Violations and Rodent Infestation, For- Profit Owners Continue to Operate the Facility Without Enough Supplies, and With High Turnover Rates and Often, Short-Staffing
What: Informational Picket and Press Avail
Where: Humboldt House Rehab and Nursing Center
64 Hager St., Buffalo
When: TODAY, Wednesday, November 16
Press avail: 3:15 p.m. Interviews and photo opportunities at the site
“We have done our part and now it is up to the nursing home owners and operators to do theirs! Our reasons for picketing far exceed our own. We are taking a stand to demand what is right for those who are too afraid or cannot speak for themselves. We need to make things right for all of us across the board.” Manny Brown, Activity Aide
Background: 1199 members say that a fair contract will go a long way in helping to recruit and retain the staff needed to take care of the residents and the upkeep of the facility.
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.