1199SEIU Healthcare Workers Will Picket Anthony L. Jordan Health Center Tomorrow, March 29March 29, 2018
Healthcare workers are protesting management's proposal to freeze wages despite union’s proposal to off-set costs.
What: Informational Picket - Healthcare workers represented by 1199SEIU
When: Thursday, March 29 – Members available for interviews at 12 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.
Where: Anthony L. Jordan Health Center – 82 Holland Street at Hudson Avenue, Rochester
Over 75 Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical Technicians, Nursing Assistants, clerical, and service employees represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, will hold an informational picket tomorrow, Thursday, March 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Anthony Jordan Health Center’s main building, 82 Holland Street at Hudson Avenue, in Rochester.
Workers are protesting Jordan Health Center’s insistence on a one-year wage freeze despite a union proposal to substantially reduce the Center’s cost for employee health insurance, more than off-setting the cost of a modest wage increase in 2018, while maintaining all benefit coverages.
The current collective bargaining agreement between 1199SEIU and Anthony Jordan Health Center expired December 31, 2017 and was extended while talks continued. A Federal Mediator has been overseeing the talks. Negotiations broke down Monday, March 26, after 15 sessions without an agreement.
In addition to the risk posed to employee health care by the employer’s current position, employees are also concerned about the fairness of executive compensation. Based on the Center’s tax filings, its CEO received a total increase in compensation of 69.3% for the period 2013 - 2016, while employees received increases totaling 7.2%.
1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East represents over 200,000 hospital, nursing home, and homecare workers in New York State. Locally, the union also represents employees of the University of Rochester Medical Center and six nursing homes.