Entire AM Shift Walked Out Today at Noon
Millbrae, CA – Today at noon, dozens of certified nurse assistants and other healthcare workers began a two-day strike at A & C Convalescent Hospital in Millbrae to protest unfair labor practices by the employer.
“We all work very hard to give our residents dignity and respect,” said Dorys Ramos, a certified nurse assistant with 25 years of service at the nursing home. “All we ask is that the owner of A & C Convalescent shows us the same respect and bargains a contract with us in good faith.”
“Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate care to our residents,” added Alfredo Angeles, a certified nurse assistant with three years at A & C Convalescent. “We are hopeful we will be able to sit back down with management and reach an agreement on our contract.”
The nearly 100 workers at A & C Convalescent have been bargaining a contract for nearly six months. During that time, the facility’s owner, Amparo Ragudo, has yet to make a single wage proposal or propose a healthcare plan with decent benefits.
This past Monday, workers attempted to renew bargaining efforts with the aide of a federal mediator, but Ragudo refused to even show up to that meeting.
The two-day Unfair Labor Practice strike is scheduled to end at 7 am on Saturday, May 28.
WHAT: Nursing Home Workers on Picket Line
WHERE: A & C Convalescent Hospital, 33 Mateo Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030
WHEN: Thursday, May 26 – Strike begins at 12 p.m.