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Nursing home workers demand a strong contract with competitive wages, safe staffing, and generous benefits

Muskegon, Mich. –  Close to 60 SEIU nursing home workers at Sanctuary at McAuley in Muskegon will be picketing on Monday to protest unfair labor practices and demand a strong contract.

SEIU has filed several unfair labor practice charges against the Trinity Health facility including bargaining in bad faith, threats, surveillance, and retaliation for union activity and unilaterally rescinding the terms and conditions of our union contract.  These Unfair Labor Practices are violations of the National Labor Relations Act, the federal law requiring employers to respect workers’ right to organize and negotiate collectively for the common good.

“When we go to the bargaining table, we expect our voices to be heard and that Trinity will meet us where we are. Instead of negotiating a fair contract, Trinity has ignored workers’ concerns and bargained in bad faith. We cannot fix the staffing crisis at Sanctuary at McAuley without a contract that provides higher wages and better benefits. We are now asking the community to stand in solidarity with nursing home workers and our residents as we stand on the picket line on Monday, ” said Dawn Rose, nursing assistant at Sanctuary at McAuley. 

WHAT: Picket at Sanctuary at McAuley highlighting unfair labor practices

WHO: Sanctuary at McAuley nursing home workers, elected officials, community leaders

WHEN: Monday, March 13th from 1:30pm

WHERE: In front of Sanctuary at McAuley, 1380 E Sherman Blvd, Muskegon, MI 49444

RSVP: Kevin Lignell,, 313-403-2697