The RWDSU has scored another major nursing home victory, this time at Mountain View Care & Rehab Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania. A unit of 76 certified nursing assistant employees remained united and overwhelmingly voted 35-2 to be represented by the RWDSU. The RWDSU currently represents hundreds of nursing home employees in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The Mountain View employees began organizing less than a month ago. They wanted to make improvements in their benefits and have a voice in negotiating their working conditions. Danielle Albano, a certified nursing assistant and organizing committee member, said, “we wanted nothing more than to better our future and make change at our facility. We united together on all shifts and quickly organized as a cohesive group around job security, a voice in the work place, dignity and respect and most important of all continuing to give quality care to our residents.”
“When we first me these Mountain View employees, I knew that they had concerns over their wages and benefits that needed to be addressed,” said RWDSU Organizer Paul Bazemore. “The workers quickly created a strong, vocal and outspoken organizing committee representing all shifts. The committee truly did an amazing Job. They organized their facility within weeks.
The worker’s negotiation committee is preparing to meet with the Company to negotiate a fair and equitable contract that will provide great benefits for the workers while continuing to focus on providing the absolute best possible care for residents.