Members of SEIU Local 2015, the nation’s largest long-term care union and California’s largest labor union representing nearly 450,000 nursing home workers and home care providers, are picketing across Rockport Brius owned facilities in California to demand safer staffing standards to ensure that all residents receive the high quality care they deserve. They are holding nine pickets across the Southland over the course of three weeks in July, including on July 6th at Centinela Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre in Inglewood, on July 13th at Vernon Healthcare Center, and on July 20th at Gardenview Healthcare Center in Claremont.
July 5—launch and press conference
Rockport Headquarters picket photographs
KABC 7: Interview with Carmen Roberts of SEIU Local 2015
Telemundo 52 @12PM: Rockport Headquarters Protesta
Telemundo 52 @6PM
KTLA 5: Rockport Nursing Home Headquarters Picket
Univision 34 Reportaje Rockport Headquarters
KTLA 5: Brius Pickets
ABC 7: Rockport Picket Coverage
Dailynews.com: LA County nursing home workers kick off protests over low staffing
In other labor news: On Wednesday, SEIU Local 2015, which represents 450,000 nursing home workers and home care providers, began a series of protests in southern California for more staffing at facilities owned by Brius Healthcare.
CalMatters reported last week that the state is moving ahead with licensing two dozen nursing homes, despite the lengthy record of problems compiled by their primary owner’s companies, as uncovered by a 2021 CalMatters investigation. Brius has been scrutinized for poor quality care and inadequate staffing, according to federal and state inspection reports, plaintiffs’ attorneys and press accounts. SEIU Local 2015 says it will hold nine protests in July in cities that include Claremont, Inglewood and Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Daily News: LA County nursing home workers kick off protests over low staffing
They plan to hold eight pickets over the course of three weeks in July, including Thursday’s protest at Centinela Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre West in Inglewood. Additional rallies are planned at nursing homes in Los Angeles, Vernon, Claremont, Maywood, Pomona, Norwalk and Montrose. Read full article here.
SkilledNursingNews.com: Unions Fired Up Ahead of Minimum Staffing Proposal, as Trade Groups Urge Biden to ‘Reconsider’
The federal minimum staffing proposal appears to be at the center of a union call to action as labor strikes continue in different cities. Read full article here.
Daily Bulletin: Nursing home workers to picket Claremont facility
Workers allege they’re underpaid and severely understaffed, which has impacted patient care. Read full article here.