Strike on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023
6:00am strike walk-off, 6:30am speaking program
The Orchards Michigan – Redford, 25330 Six Mile Rd, Redford Charter Twp, MI 48240
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Redford, Mich. – Over 70 nursing home workers at the Orchards Michigan at Redford delivered a notice last Friday announcing their plan to strike the facility on Wednesday, May 31st.
The strike notice follows negotiations that have dragged on for months with little progress; on Februar ki y 16, over 1,000 nursing home workers from 13 facilities owned by Ciena, Patel, Orchard, Optalis, and Pioneer announced their escalation of contract campaigns to demand living wages, affordable healthcare, and safe staffing.
Of the original 13 nursing homes in the announcement, Orchard Redford is one of a handful of nursing homes to not reach a contract agreement.
Workers are asking for the community to come out to support workers and residents in the strike.
“I fell in love with cooking as a child and I’ve been cooking with passion for as long as I can remember. I took this job specifically because I was driven to care for our vulnerable residents. I have to cook everything from scratch and to every resident’s needs because of dietary restrictions and allergies. It can be hard work and we deserve to be paid fairly. I want the community to know that we are not only striking for ourselves but for quality care for our residents that we take care of every day,” said Charles Carroll, cook at Orchard Redford for over a year.
Workers will walk off their shifts at 6:00am and a speaking program will start at 6:30am.