Union Workers at Fairmont Regional Medical Center Win for Six-Figure Settlement for 401K Contributions

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 24, 2020
For more information, contact: Joyce Gibson, jgibson@seiu1199.org, 877-419-7348.

Union Workers at Fairmont Regional Medical Center Win for Six-Figure Settlement for 401K Contributions

SEIU District 1199 Members, with the help of Governor Jim Justice and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, recoup $126,648.21 from Alecto Healthcare to pay Union workers for 401k contributions.

FAIRMONT, WV – Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 WV/KY/OH announced another major victory for the hospital workers who were displaced from Fairmont Regional Medical Center when from Alecto Healthcare ceased operations. Union leaders, working in coordination with West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, were able to secure matching 401k contributions owed to hospital workers by the out-of-state, for-profit Alecto Healthcare. 

“Today is another victory for workers of the former Fairmont Regional Medical Center,” said Joyce Gibson, Regional Director for SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH. “By sticking together in their Union and working with Governor Justice and Attorney General Morrisey, workers will be paid for matching 401k contributions owed by Alecto Healthcare.”

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey have been working with Union leaders since first learning of Alecto’s plan to close Fairmont Regional Medical Center.

“The hard-working, former employees of Fairmont Regional deserve any benefits owed to them,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Neither these professionals, nor the surrounding community, asked for their hospital to close in the midst of a global pandemic. Our office remains committed to aggressively investigate any claim of wrongdoing and work with union leaders to ensure Alecto employees, whether they worked in Fairmont or Wheeling, receive appropriate compensation.”

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