Los Angeles, CA – Nursing home workers of SEIU Local 2015, the nation’s largest long-term care union representing more than 400,000 long-term care workers in California, picketed at the Fountain View SubAcute and Nursing Center in Los Angeles to call for a strong contract that improves wages and establishes safer workplace protections for staff and those they care for.
Throughout the pandemic, essential nursing home workers at Fountain View have been on the front lines providing vital care. Despite the valuable role these healthcare heroes serve in their community, NewGen Health—the corporate operator of the Fountain View nursing home—has refused to provide meaningful proposals to address the low wages and poor working conditions leading to high staff turnover.
KCal9: Crisis in our Nursing Homes NewGen Picket
NewGen still refuses to bargain in good faith. Nursing homes such as Fountain View continue to lose staff and face high turnover rate due to short staffing, low wages, and poor working conditions.
Los Angeles Daily News: Nursing home workers to picket over wages, understaffing
Fountain View and seven other Southern California nursing homes are managed and operated through a partnership between Genesis HealthCare and NewGen. They collectively employ about 400 workers. Read the full article here.
Telemundo 52: NewGen Crisis en Nuestras Residencias de Ancianos
Los trabajadores de hogares de ancianos temen por sus vidas y las vidas de sus pacientes, mientras tratan de hacer frente a la escasez de personal.
La Opinion: Trabajadores de centro para el cuidado de personas mayores piden que se renueve su contrato con mejores salarios y beneficios
El contrato venció a principios del año y los trabajadores dicen que su empleador se niega a negociar un nuevo contrato. Lea el artículo completo aquí.
CBS Channel 2: NewGen Crisis in our Nursing Homes
Nursing home workers fear for their lives and the lives of their patients, as they try to cope with the staffing shortages.
Spectrum: NewGen Crisis in our Nursing Homes
NewGen still refuses to bargain for a new contract. How many nursing staff do we have to lose, before we our nursing homes completely loose the quality care residents deserve!