A challenging contract fight at Heritage Care Center required hard work and determination, but members rose to the occasion and ultimately won a strong new agreement.
Negotiations lasted more than one year and management engaged in regressive bargaining that led to leaders in the nursing home to take direct action. Petition campaigns, marches on the boss, public rallies, and a strike authorization all helped ensure that workers came out on top.
The new contract at Heritage Care Center includes increased wages and a grievance settlement of more than $25,000. Congratulations to our members at Heritage Care that refused to settle for less than what they deserved!
“We were fighting for a fair raise so we can support our families and try to build a better future for our children. This contract wasn’t just about money either – it was for our dignity, our loved ones, and for our residents because when our wages are stagnant, turnover increases and that hurts the quality of care that we can deliver.”
CNA & Union Steward at Heritage Care Center