December 1, 2022

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Amid staffing shortages, local nursing home workers fight to keep their benefits

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—Workers at Cayuga Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Centre rallied on Sept. 14 to fight what they referred to as unfair agreement proposals that would make cuts to their healthcare, pension and time beyond regulation benefits—cuts that could make positions at the nursing property less competitive, fueling fears that they would exacerbate current staffing concerns.

The nursing residence staff are represented by 1199SEIU United Health care Personnel East. Union Organizer Emmanuel White led the rally of about 40 people, which took location outside the house of the nursing residence with close to

He explained Cayuga Nursing Residence has been running on short workers considering that before the pandemic, “and limited staffing problems continue on to get even worse. We are asking for a fair good quality agreement and to not force our senior workers to have to appear for employment at other services, or elsewhere.”