Owners Accused of Violating Federal Law, Jeopardizing Resident Care
MILLBRAE, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare workers at Emmanuel Convalescent Hospital in Millbrae will hold a 24-hour strike on Friday over several violations of federal labor law, which have included firing pro-union workers without just cause, and slashing employees' benefits and paid time off.
Workers at the facility are concerned these cuts could threaten resident care at the 140-bed nursing home. It was recently purchased by the troubled A&C Health Care Services, which has a record of poor resident care at other facilities it operates. For example, at A&C's Camden Convalescent Hospital in Campbell, over the last two years, inspectors have found widespread problems with fire safety and pharmacy services.
24-hour Unfair Labor Practices strike
Caregivers represented by SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West Gina Papan, Mayor of Millbrae
Frank Church, San Mateo County Supervisor
Jerry Hill, San Mateo County Supervisor
Linda Gregory, President, San Mateo Labor Council
Shelley Kessler, Executive Secretary, San Mateo Labor Council
Bill Nack, Executive Officer, Building and Construction Trades Council
Friday, February 22, 2 p.m.
(Note: Strike begins at 6 a.m.; rally to be held at 2 p.m.)
Emmanuel Convalescent Hospital
33 Mateo Ave.
The 150,000-member SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West is the largest hospital and healthcare union in the western United States and represents every type of healthcare worker, including nurses, professional, technical and service classifications. Our mission is to achieve high-quality healthcare for all.
SOURCE SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West