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Residents endangered by striking workers

By July 18, 2012 No Comments

Tensions are high between nursing home workers and their employers in Connecticut, and the most recent battle between them has resulted in a full-fledged strike.

While both sides have been tossing insults at each other, the owners of several Connecticut nursing homes recently made a very large claim: Some striking workers intentionally sabotaged a handful of residents’ care, putting them in life-threatening situations, according to The Daily Caller.

“In the hours leading up to the strike by the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU (the Union) against five HealthBridge Management Health Care Centers in Connecticut, Union members engaged in multiple illegal and dangerous acts against Center residents,” reads a statement released by HealthBridge on Tuesday afternoon.

The report states employees from at least three different facilities mixed up patient identification cards and name plates, as well as medical bracelets and dietary advisories. The lack of authentic information on some residents could be life-threatening if they are not given the proper treatment.

A July 3 police report indicated that some residents had been put in danger by some striking workers. There are currently no suspects.

Read the full article here.

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