Video from Thursday: Hartford SEIU1199 Strike 4/15/10
Thursday, April 15 at 6:00 am, District 1199 workers at four nursing homes began their strike for a fair contract against the Spectrum Healthcare corporation.
In Hartford, the workers at Park Place nursing home will be on the picket line (5 Greenwood Street, off Park Street*).
I hope you will join us!
Here are some facts:
**Workers at 32 other 1199 nursing homes have successfully settled their contracts. In contrast, Spectrum has avoided giving raises to the Park Place workers for more than 2 1/2 years.
**While union workers provide excellent care to their patients (Spectrum has a five-star rating!), the nursing home chain is one the the most dangerous places to work in the nation. Injuries at Spectrum are twice as frequent as the national average.
**At the same
time, Spectrum is trying to cut light-duty pay for injured workers!
The Spectrum workers need your support. Please join us on the line Thursday, this weekend, and for as long as it takes!
Stay in touch with the strike. Go to our website:
*Here are directions to Park Place:
photo credit: Steve Thornton