Fresno Nursing Home Workers Strike In Day-Long Facility Walkout 

September 19, 2022

**MEDIA ADVISORY** 

Nursing home workers of SEIU 2015  speak out against the high turnover, low staffing, and bounced paychecks they’ve endured as employees of Sunnyside Convalescent Hospital.

During attempts to continue negotiations over the weekend, the employer presented an ultimatum to distraught workers: call off your legally-protected strike or we refuse to continue bargaining 

WHEN:        
Wednesday, September 21st 
Main program ⇒ 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Picketing all day ⇒ 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:    
Sunnyside Convalescent Hospital 
2939 S Peach Ave, Fresno, CA 93725

WHO:    
Nursing home workers at Sunnyside Convalescent Hospital, community supporters, including:

  • Central Valley Partnership 
  • Central Labor Council
  • City Council President Nelson Esparza
  • City Council Member Luis Chavez
  • City Council Member-Elect, Fresno Community College Trustee Annalisa Perea 
  • Coalición 1 de Mayo
  • Dolores Huerta Foundation
  • Council Woman Esmeralda Soria

WHAT:    
Nursing home workers of SEIU Local 2015—the nation’s largest long-term care union, representing over 400,000 nursing home and home care workerswill speak out at a strike taking place at Sunnyside Convalescent Hospital about the poor working conditions, which have been exacerbated by dangerously low staffing levels and low wages.

Union members are still in active contract negotiations with facility operators, and have been since February. They are anxious to address ongoing unsafe working conditions that affect both residents and staff, including low staffing levels, resulting in a 75% drop in staff in the last year and a half.

While the employer continues to stall at the bargaining table, workers report that more and more of their coworkers are quitting, leaving the few remaining workers to perform all duties, some of which they’re not qualified to perform. To complicate matters, employees report their paychecks are bouncing. 

Media interview opportunities will be available on-site with SEIU Local 2015 members and representatives. 

Press Contacts:
DKC News
SEIU@dkcnews.com

On Site Contacts:
Terry Carter
805-312-0024

Darwin Godoy
213-422-7265