Workers are currently negotiating a new contract amid the COVID19 pandemic. Despite the risks and dangers now involved with their work, many staff members at the facility were already struggling due to low wages.
TOLEDO, OHIO – Nursing home workers with Addison Heights, a long-term care facility in Toledo, Ohio, have been serving bravely on the frontlines on the COVID19 pandemic. These workers will hold an urgent vigil at 2:30 PM today outside of the facility.
What: Nursing Home Union Members at Addison Heights
Where: Outside 3600 Butz Road in Maumee, Ohio 43537
When: Thursday, August 20th from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
“Many nursing home workers with Addison Heights earned very low wages before this pandemic,” said Samara Knight, an Executive Director with SEIU District 1199. “Union members with this nursing home are currently negotiating with management at the facility. Nursing home workers now have one of the most dangerous occupations in America. The health care heroes that work in nursing homes have always been underpaid but they need fairness now more than ever,” continued Knight.
Workers with Addison Heights provide the best possible health care and support services on behalf of residents at the facility where they work. Since April 15th, 19 residents and 17 staff members have contracted COVID19 at the facility according to the most recent long-term care COVID19 report from the Ohio Department of Health.