News Coverage of Fresno Nursing Home Workers strike

October 7, 2022

After their one-day strike last month, nursing home workers of SEIU 2015 began an indefinite strike in protest of intimidation and retaliation as they work to address the high turnover, low staffing, and bounced paychecks they’ve endured as employees of Sunnyside Convalescent Hospital.

Last month, the nursing home workers held a one-day walkout to bring attention to their poor working conditions, despite pushback from their employer who presented an ultimatum to the distraught workers: facility operators would refuse to continue negotiations with their staff after nursing home workers exercised their right to strike. 

The Fresno Bee: Nurses strike ‘indefinitely’ at Fresno’s Sunnyside Convalescent Hospital as labor talks stall

Nurses at Fresno’s Sunnyside Convalescent Hospital are on strike again – indefinitely this time – starting Thursday since their employer has not met them at the bargaining table, SEIU 2015 union representatives said. Read the full article here.

The Fresno Bee: Striking nursing home staff launch one-day fast in Fresno to boost pressure on management

Nearly two weeks after embarking on an indefinite strike, the unionized employees of a Fresno nursing home attempted to increase the pressure on the facility’s management by launching a six-hour fast. Full article is online here at The Fresno Bee.

ABC 30: Nurses strike at Fresno’s Sunnyside Convalescent Hospital as labor talks stall

CBS: Nursing home workers at Sunnyside Convalescent Hospital strike

NBC: Sunnyside Convalescent Hospital workers strike in Fresno