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Malloy pickets with striking nursing home workers
The CT Mirror ^

Posted on 07/11/2012 3:28:23 PM PDT by matt04

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy walked a picket line Wednesday with striking nursing-home workers, accusing HealthBridge Management of New Jersey of violating labor laws in its battle with employees at its five facilities in Connecticut.

"Let's be honest. What HealthBridge is attempting to do illegally is to break the union. That's what they want to do," Malloy said. "They want to be the new model in the state of Connecticut, and we don't want them to be."

Emboldened by a National Labor Relations Board complaint accusing the company of bargaining in bad faith last week, Malloy was unusually harsh in his denunciation of HealthBridge as he marched with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.

"This was made easy. I am the governor, and I can't go to every picket line across the state every time," Malloy said, adding there is a collective bargaining process. "What is quite clear is that process is not being respected by HealthBridge."

Malloy briefly marched with strikers from SEIU 1199NE, a politically active union in Connecticut, outside the Newington Health Center, clapping his hands as workers chanted, "No work, no peace."

It is not Malloy's first time on a picket line with SEIU: He marched with the union outside a Hartford nursing home on the day he won the Democratic primary in 2010.

David W. Pickus, president of SEIU 1199NE, said the strike grew out of an illegal lockout by HealthBridge, which ceased to bargain. They are demanding deep cuts in health and retirement benefits.

(Excerpt) Read more at ctmirror.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: malloy; newington; seiu; unions; wyman

So now Malloy has decided it is his job to attend as may strikes as possible. Would the last business please turn off the lights.

1 posted on 07/11/2012 3:28:29 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Communist filth.....


2 posted on 07/11/2012 3:30:08 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: matt04

Connecticut circles the bowl at a higher rate


3 posted on 07/11/2012 3:53:33 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: matt04
Eddy Goutier of Bridgeport said he makes $450 a week, but the company was demanding he begin contributing $500 a month for his health coverage.

"They also are raising the co-pay and taking away holiday and vacation," he said. "They are taking a lot from us."

Boo hoo. Be thankful you're still a functioning human and not in some nursing home being taken care of by other union workers who think just like you do.

4 posted on 07/11/2012 4:06:53 PM PDT by Luna (Evil will not triumph. God is at the helm.)
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To: matt04

I work in a private nursing & rehab center and we are never ever to go union.


5 posted on 07/11/2012 4:39:36 PM PDT by peggybac
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