#StrikeForOurLives: Illinois Nursing Home Workers Issue Strike Notices at Multiple Facilities Highlighting Industry’s Gross Failures


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(April 27, 2020) — Nursing home workers are issuing 10-day strike notices at multiple facilities and could go on a ULP (unfair labor practice) strike on Friday, May 8th, 2020 if the nursing home association refuses to agree to a contract. The master association contract expires on April 30th.

Nursing home workers are on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Workers from all across the region and state have spoken out that we are not being given proper PPE (personal protective equipment), training, immediate reporting of Covid-19 cases and communication by management with staff, as well as longstanding crises of short staffing, poverty wages, and unable to access paid sick time without punishment.

We also generated incredible news coverage from our announcement including the Associated Press; WBEZ Public Radio; the Chicago Tribune; Chicago Sun-Times; Daily Herald; WGN Ch. 9; ABC 7 Chicago; among many other media outlets.

Keep checking back to this blog post — scroll below to see photos and videos of nursing home workers speaking out and issuing strike notices against nursing home association.
Strike notices for May 8th were delivered at the following nursing homes:
Nursing HomeAddressCity
Alden Debes Manor550 S MULFORD AVERockford
Alden Lakeland820 W LAWRENCEChicago
Alden Princeton255 W 69 STChicago
Alden-Des Plaines1221 E GOLF RDDes Plaines
Alden-Estates of Barrington1420 S BARRINGTON RDBarrington
Alden-Lincoln Park504 W WELLINGTON AVEChicago
Alden-Town Manor6120 W OgdenCicero
Alden-Village North7464 N SHERIDAN RDChicago
Alden-Waterford2021 RANDI DRAurora
Alden-Wentworth201 W 69 STChicago
Aperion Care Capitol555 W CARPENTER RDSpringfield
Aperion Care Dolton14325 S BLACKSTONEDolton
Aperion Care Galesburg1145 FRANK STGalesburg
Aperion Care Highwood50 PLEASANT AVEHighwood
Aperion Care Jacksonville1021 N CHURCH STJacksonville
Aperion Care Midlothian3249 W 147 STMidlothian
Aperion West Ridge/ Rideview6450 N RIDGE BLVDChicago
Astoria6300 N CALIFORNIA AVEChicago
Austin Oasis901 S AUSTIN BLVDChicago
Avantara Evergreen Park10124 S KEDZIEEvergreen Park
Balmoral2055 W BALMORAL AVEChicago
Berkeley6909 W NORTH AVEOak Park
Bridgeview Healthcare Center8100 S HARLEM AVEBridgeview
Carlton At The Lake725 W MONTROSE AVEChicago
Chalet Living & Rehab7350 N SHERIDAN RDChicago
Elevate Care Irving Park4340 N KEYSTONE AVEChicago
Hickory Nursing Pavilion9246 S ROBERTS RDHickory Hills
Lake Front Healthcare Center7618 N SHERIDAN RDChicago
Mayfield Care Center5905 W WASHINGTONChicago
Oak Park Oasis625 N Harlem AveOak Park
Rainbow Beach Nursing Center7325 S EXCHANGEChicago
Sheridan Shores5838 N SHERIDAN RDChicago
Sterling Pavilion105 E 23rd StSterling
Symphony at Aria4600 N FRONTAGE RDHillside
Symphony at Chicago West5130 W Jackson BlvdChicago
Symphony at Midway4437 S Cicero AveChicago
Symphony at Morgan Park10935 S Halsted StChicago
The Villa at Windsor Park Nursing & Reh2649 E 75th StChicago
Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion515 N Main St,Sandwich
Winston Manor2155 W PIERCEChicago