After Contract Talks Collapse Due to Management’s Refusal to Negotiate a Fair Contract, Striking Workers Demand They Return to the Negotiating Table
Dozens of workers, local union members and officials, community members, and other activists are now on the picket line striking at Mountain View nursing home.
Members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) who work at Mountain View nursing home are on strike and will be walking the picket line in front of the facility over the course of the weekend. Workers, who joined the RWDSU last year, are fighting for key contract provisions so they can provide the best possible care for patients and support themselves and their families. Workers are seeking to maintain needed paid time off and good healthcare benefits, as well as adequate staffing levels and fair scheduling practices.
Currently, they are being forced to choose between compromising their own wellbeing or their patients’ wellbeing. Management is also refusing to negotiate with the Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who are demanding a union contract. Workers on the picket line are sending a clear message that patient care is their number one priority while demanding that management come back to the negotiating table and negotiate in good faith with the workers who are the face of their facility and provide compassionate, professional care for community’s seniors.