“We gave them suggestions on how the home could do a better job, like updating all of the care plans,” said bargaining team leader Brenda Davis.
With less than a week before the September 1 deadline, CCH still had not received assurances that the state would return for another visit. Management also did not appear to have a plan to appeal the decision.
That is when the power of our union stepped in to fill the void, reaching out to State Representative Cora Faith Walker and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. Their offices made calls to the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Center for Medicare Services and received commitments from both that a visit would be scheduled before the September 1 deadline.
“That just shows you what kind of power we have in our union,” said Ms. Davis. “There is no doubt in my mind that the without the union’s intervention, our facility would have closed.”
Christian Care Home passed inspection during the follow up site visit, and member leaders are ready to get back to the bargaining table to fight for what we deserve!