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Healthcare Workers Plan Picket at Four Nursing Homes

Friday, October 5, 2007 General News J E 4
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Action Follows Management's Stalling Tactics During Contract Talks

Workers at four nursing homes in Northern California will holdsimultaneous pickets on Tuesday over their management's unwillingness tonegotiate for fair wages and other proposals to improve resident care at thefacilities.

The workers' contracts at the four homes -- in Fremont, Monterey, andSalinas -- expired in August. Caregivers represented by SEIU UnitedHealthcare Workers-West are looking for affordable health insurance, a fairwage increase, a retirement plan and employer contributions to a training andeducation fund.

The facilities are owned by West Hollywood-based Windsor, one of thelargest nursing home chains in California. So far, management has made nosubstantial proposals for a new contract.

The 145,000-member SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West is the largesthospital and healthcare union in the western United States and representsevery type of healthcare worker, including nurses, professional, technical andservice classifications. Our mission is to achieve high-quality healthcare forall.

CONTACT: Mason Stockstill (510) 206-8247WHAT: Caregivers at four nursing homes holding simultaneous pickets WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Country Drive Care Center 2500 Country Drive, Fremont Monterey Care Center 1575 Skyline Drive, Monterey The Ridge Care and Rehab Center 350 Iris Drive, Salinas Skyline Care Center 348 Iris Drive, Salinas

SOURCE SEIU United Healthcare Workers - West
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