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Agreement Reached Over Nursing Home Worker Pay, Strike Averted

Workers at 25 nursing homes had threatened to strike if they didn't receive pay raises.

A nursing home workers strike has been averted.

Nursing home workers at 25 facilities had threatened to strike in June if they didn’t receive pay raises.

SEIU 1199, the union representing more than a thousand caregivers, said it agreed to a new contract through 2021. It’s subject to the approval of a funding increase that’s currently part of the state budget.

The new contract includes the demanded wage increases and other benefits.

“This is a major victory for our Union members who are truly deserving of these wage raises and improved benefits,” Rob Baril, president of SEIU 1199 New England, wrote in a press release “We feel proud of this achievement, and we are confident that we’ll be able to settle all pending contracts for our members in the near future.”

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