about 600 workers at five Connecticut nursing homes walked out on July 3, angry that the homes’ owner, HealthBridge Management, had imposed changes that the workers said were major steps backward.
Asserting that workers’ benefits were too generous, the company eliminated six paid sick days and a week of vacation for many workers, froze pensions and required many workers to pay at least $6,000 more a year for family health care coverage.
“We had good benefits, but now they want to change everything,” said Ms. Clergy, 40, a mother of four who earns about $630 a week, or $33,000 a year. “What they’re asking us to pay for health coverage, it’s too much money. That would leave me with nothing.” more
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