Workers Rights

Home Health Aides Vote to Improve Patient Care Services for Seniors, People with Disabilities

Waterford - Home health aides who serve patients of the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Connecticut (VNASC) today overwhelmingly voted "Union Yes" in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-supervised election. The caregivers cast their ballots eight weeks after seeking voluntary recognition of their free choice to form a union from their employer, a subsidiary of Lawrence and Memorial Corporation (LMC).
 

U.S. Senators Urge Employer to Allow Home Health Aides to "Vote their Choice"

Waterford - Home health aides are welcoming efforts by their U.S. senators to uphold a scheduled union election threatened with delay by their employer, the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Connecticut (VNASC). Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy on Tuesday sent a letter to VNASC's president and chief executive officer requesting she join the workers in allowing the vote to proceed tomorrow. At issue are routine notice requirements the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has permitted be waived in light of the recent federal government shutdown forced by U.S. House Republicans.
 

Workers and their Unions Join Fight for "Fairness, Justice, and Equity" in Connecticut's Hospitals

Mashantucket - Nurses, caregivers, and healthcare workers applaud leaders of the unions in the Connecticut AFL-CIO for acting to combat unfair and irresponsible tactics by health management corporations in the state. Delegates to the biennial convention of the state’s largest labor federation yesterday adopted a resolution that seeks to address critical issues faced by Connecticut hospital workers and the patients they serve. 
 

Home Health Aides Unite to Preserve "Heart" and "Compassion" in Patient Care for Southeastern CT

Rocky Hill - Home health aides who serve patients of the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Connecticut (VNASC) have informed their employer of their choice to unite for a voice on the job. The caregivers on September 13 requested voluntary recognition from the VNASC, a subsidiary of L&M Corporation (LMC), after a majority of the workforce signed a petition to form a union.
 
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