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Statement from Margarette Nerette Of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East On Biden Administration’s New Standards To Ensure Quality Nursing Home Care

“The members of 1199SEIU Florida approve and applaud the Biden Administration’s new proposed standards to better ensure quality care and to protect senior patients and their caregivers in nursing homes

Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting (CMS 3442-P)

On September 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting proposed rule,

ALL Healthcare Workers Deserve a $15 Minimum Wage

Nursing homes and hospitals that receive Medicaid money should have begun implementing a $15 minimum wage for all nursing home workers and hospital workers that provide direct care to patients.

Save Our Nursing Homes! Call 866-395-3747 to hold lawmakers accountable for supporting legislation that cuts staffing and care in Florida nursing homes.

                     Legislative Action! Help Protect Nursing Home Residents & Caregivers Call lawmakers and tell them you disapprove of their vote in
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Caregivers launch the “We Are Essential, Treat Us Like Heroes” campaign

Long-term care workers across Florida who have been on the frontlines of the pandemic are uniting through their union, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, to call on government officials and

Support the Nursing Home Workers’ Bill of Rights

Protect All Workers: Equity and Justice for All Nursing Home Workers and Residents Three months into the coronavirus pandemic, more than 44,000 residents and nursing home workers have died. We

COVID-19 spikes at nursing home where workers complained about safety concerns

WINK TV News: June 26, 2020 Reporter Lauren Sweeney A nursing home where workers complained of a lack of PPE and information about coronavirus currently has more COVID-19 positive residents than any

Caregivers Honored Patients & Staff Struck Down by COVID-19

TAMPA—Dozens of long-term care workers and members of the state’s largest healthcare union, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, held a vigil in Tampa recently to mourn the deaths of more

Congress Investigates Owner of LTC Facilities After COVD-19 Deaths

WUSF News:  By JULIO OCHOA & DAYLINA MILLER • JUN 22, 2020 More than a third of COVID-19 deaths in the United States so far happened at nursing homes. Now Congress is demanding answers from five

1199SEIU Facilitates Donation of 20,000 KN95 Masks

Miramar—In the midst of a widespread shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), the state’s largest healthcare union has facilitated a donation of 20,000 KN95 masks that will be distributed to
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