Caregivers set rally for Thursday at Piedmont Gardens in Oakland

Employees to Stand Up for Quality Resident Care After Nursing Home Management Fires and Permanently Replaces 38 Employees

OAKLAND – Hundreds of caregivers at Piedmont Gardens and their supporters will rally at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, August 12, to support quality resident care and stand behind 38 caregivers who were illegally fired when they tried to return to work Saturday after a 5-day unfair labor practice strike.


The workers are members of the Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW). They went on strike at the nursing home over management’s violation of federal labor laws. The workers have made common-sense proposal including modest economic improvements, but management has insisted on regressive proposals that put workers and care at risk.

WHAT: SEIU-UHW rally in support of resident care and 38 fired caregivers
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, August 12, 2010
WHERE: Corner of Piedmont Ave and Linda Ave in Oakland
WHO: Gloria McNeal, CNA, Piedmont Gardens, Sheila Nelson, Janitor, Piedmont Gardens and nursing home caregivers and supporters

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SEIU – United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) is the largest hospital and healthcare union in the western United States with more than 150,000 members. We unite every type of healthcare worker with a mission to achieve high-quality healthcare for all. SEIU-UHW is part of the 2.2 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the nation’s fastest-growing union. Learn more at www.seiu-uhw.org.
Source: SEIU-UHW

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