Chicago Nursing Home Strike Averted

Author: 
SEIU (CIMC Repost)
Locality: 

SEIU Healthcare Illinois

Media Advisory For: Thursday, May 4, 2017

STRIKE AVERTED AS NURSING HOME WORKERS REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH NURSING HOME OWNERS

5,000 Caregivers Prepared to Go on Strike for Good Jobs and Quality Care

CHICAGO - Nursing home workers have reached a tentative agreement with nursing home owners for a three-year contract, averting the largest nursing home strike in history.

Through this contract, the owners and management teams at the 103 nursing homes of the Illinois Association of Health Care Facilities recognize 10,000 SEIU Healthcare Illinois members as skilled, dedicated, and irreplaceable employees who provide quality care.

Nursing home workers won important improvements, including:

* Significant wage increases. This means nursing home workers will be able to provide for their families while taking care of others.
* Staffing provisions to help reduce turnover and increase the quality of care for residents.
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