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.