Nursing Homes #StrikeForOurLives

Tentative Agreement Reached!

update 05/07/20 2:26 AM

Background

The nursing home industry has long valued profits over people.  Workers and residents are getting sick and dying.  Nursing home workers have been left with no choice but to #StrikeForOurLives.

On Monday, April 27th, nursing home workers at 44 homes announced they have authorized a strike for Friday, May 8th. On May 1st, workers at an additional 20 nursing homes authorized strikes. The full list of nursing homes set to strike is here.

"Our bosses what gives us what we need to stay safe" #StrikeForOurLives

"We're understaffed, underpaid, and scared. Our bosses won't gives us what we need to stay safe, to keep our patients safe…" Shaundria doesn’t want to go on strike, but if she does, it will be to save lives. Nursing Home #StrikeForOurLives

Posted by SEIU Healthcare IL & IN on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Sharonda is a nursing home worker and she is Covid-19 positive. Nursing home owners are still putting their profits above patient and worker safety. Lawmakers need to get involved to save lives—now.

Posted by SEIU Healthcare IL & IN on Monday, April 27, 2020

Demands

  • Enough proper personal protective equipment (i.e. masks, gloves)
  • Enhanced safety protocols
  • Hazard pay of 50% during the crisis
  • Adequate staffing & living wages starting at least $15 an hour ($16 for CNAs) 
  • 2 additional weeks of paid sick time
  • Protection of workers’ healthcare when they get sick

Social Media

You can help nursing home workers and their residents get what they need by spreading the word on social media.