PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Workers at two dozen nursing home facilities across Pennsylvania have sent out notices that they intend to strike.
SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania says Guardian Healthcare and two chains owned by Mordy Lahasky, Comprehensive Healthcare and Priority Healthcare, have refused to bargain in good faith.
“This workforce has been through so much,” said SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania President Matt Yarnell. “They’ve been called heroes. Now’s the time to pony up and make these good jobs.”
Healthcare workers at facilities like The Grove at Irwin, The Grove at New Castle, The Grove at Washington, Beaver Valley Healthcare and Rehab and Clarion Health and Rehab voted to send out strike notices for unfair labor practices.
“We as a union want to make sure that people get good high-quality care, workers have a seat at the table through their union, and we want these careers to be good careers,” said Yarnell. “We want the people to be protected, respected, paid and staffed.”