Service + Solidarity Spotlight: New Jersey AFL-CIO: RWDSU Members Picket over Stalled Talks at Nursing Home

RWDSU Picket

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO reports that members of the Retail, Warehouse and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 108, joined in solidarity by officers of the state federation and officers and members of allied unions, held an informational picket on Saturday, July 24, while contract talks are stalled with Complete Care Management, the new owner of several nursing homes in New Jersey.

RWDSU Local 108’s members, who deliver attentive and compassionate care to the ill and aged, picketed at Complete Care’s Burlington Woods nursing home in Burlington to explain how the new management aims to drastically reduce their future paid time off, wipe out the time off they accumulated during 16 months of tireless work during the pandemic, and provide them with substandard medical coverage.

Local 108 requests that contract talks resume promptly and that Complete Care Management bargains in good faith.