Workers at Westland nursing home to go on strike amid pandemic
WESTLAND, Mich. – A group of nursing home workers will walk off the job Monday morning over their working conditions in the pandemic. Essential nursing home workers at Four Seasons Rehabilitation and Nursing home, located on Newburgh Road in Westland, had agreed in August to delay their planned strike by 30 days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged SEIU Healthcare Michigan and nursing home chains to negotiate toward a fair contract. RELATED: Wayne County COVID-19 data: Tracking cases, deaths; City-by-city breakdownThey said that they are treated like they’re dispensable and will now walk off the job Monday at 6 a.m., kicking off their strike over unfair labor practices. They said they’re arguing for more PPE, better pay and more staff to help take care of patients.
1,600 Detroit nursing home workers to strike over concern for residents’ safety
DETROIT – Around 1,600 Detroit nursing home workers are set to go on strike later this month due to concerns about the safety of residents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Workers are planning to go on strike Aug. 17, more than five months into the pandemic. “Nursing home owners failed to prepare for this virus before it arrived and failed to protect us once it was here. By going on strike, I’m not just fighting on behalf of nursing home workers. I’m fighting for my residents, too.”Striking workers in Detroit plan to draw attention to racial disparities inherent to the nursing home crisis.