Delegates entering the Expo Center this morning were greeted by supporters of the 1199NE SEIU workers who are striking Spectrum Healthcare in Derby, Ansonia, Winsted, and Hartford. They have been on strike since April 16. The union successfully negotiated with dozens of nursing home owners all over the state. Only Spectrum has left the table. The union is urging supporters to call Spectrum at 860-871-5454 to tell Spectrum to preserve good jobs and high standards for CT working families and nursing home residents and to sign a fair contract to settle the strike.
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