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Ahead of this morning's agreement, some group home operators reportedly had started to transfer residents to other facilities.
Most nursing home employees will see an increase in their wages to at least $20 per hour.
“RegalCare operator Eliyahu Mirlis should not be allowed to run any nursing homes in Connecticut and he should be banned altogether from the health care business," declares union president Rob Baril.
The union representing the nursing home workers said state's proposal failed to “lift nursing home workers out of poverty and improve staffing numbers for direct care services."
The union maintains that workers at 51 nursing homes have remained on the job so far despite their contracts having expired on March 15.
A potential strike against UNFI was called off.
Impacted stores could include the Whole Foods, Stop & Shop and Foodtown chains.
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Ahold Delhaize's second quarter net income of $374.6 million was down from approximately $457 million a year earlier.
Nursing homes that serve Medicaid patients would receive a 2% rate increase in July 2019, a 1% bump in October 2020 and a 1% raise in January 2021.
At issue are wages – SEIU is seeking raises of 4 percent in 2019 and another 4 percent in 2020 – and inadequate staffing ratios at nursing homes.
Employees also receive retroactive pay for the period when their original contract ended through the new contract's ratification.
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