August 17, 2021: Westfield, NJ – Marty Schwartz, JLC coordinator from New Jersey, wearing a blue mask, stands with striking healthcare workers at Complete Care nursing facility in Westfield. To his left is Brother Clauvice St. Hilaire, vice president of 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers. (Photo courtesy of Bryn Lloyd-Bollard, 1199SEIU)
Please sign our letter calling on Complete Care Management (CCM) to negotiate in good faith with the unions representing its staff in the nursing homes they recently purchased in New Jersey. Instead of honoring contracts negotiated with previous owners, CCM reduced health insurance benefits, education and retirement benefits, and paid time off. These essential workers have been on the front lines during the pandemic, putting themselves and their families at risk. They should be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Workers at several Garden State facilities owned by Complete Care Management are calling on the CCM to negotiate in good faith and disclose information on how they are allocating the millions of dollars in additional Medicaid funds provided by the state due to the pandemic who have been earmarked for increased wages and benefits.
Now is the time to support them. Please sign our letter!