More than 700 HealthBridge workers to strike tomorrow

New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 announced today that more than 700 nurses, nursing assistants, laundry, dietary, housekeeping and other support staff at five Connecticut nursing homes will begin a strike at 6 a.m. tomorrow over what they feel are unfair labor practices at HealthBridge Management facilities.

The job action comes after theNew Jersey-based HealthBridge corporation imposed new working conditions — which the union is calling unfair and illegal — on those employed at HealthBridge facilities in Danbury, Milford, Newington, Stamford and Westport.

Picketing will commence at 6 a.m. and continue until 11 p.m.  indefinitely at the following locations:

Town Facility Name Street City Union Workers Licensed Beds
Danbury Danbury Health Care Center 107 Osborne St. Danbury 187 180
Milford West River Health Care Center 245 Orange Ave. Milford 105 120
Newington Newington Health Care Center 240 Church Street Newington 175 180
Stamford Long Ridge of Stamford 710 Long Ridge Road Stamford 139 120
Westport Westport Health Care Center 1 Burr Road Westport 91 120
TOTALS: 697 720
Amanda Cuda