Jun. 4—A planned strike today by unionized group home workers was called off after a
The more than 2,100 caregivers from
Neither the union nor Gov.
Copies of the union's strike withdrawal notices were received by the state
"This is an important agreement which represents my administration's commitment to respecting the collective bargaining and negotiation process, while also ensuring those in the care of these homes are receiving the services they need," Lamont said in the release.
"This agreement is a positive step forward for the workers as they will receive pay increases and more support. I thank SEIU and the industry leaders for working collaboratively with our administration to reach this agreement."
The funding agreement for group home workers at Oak Hill, Whole Life, Network, Sunrise, Journey Found, and Mosaic is the second major settlement for long-term health care workers in the state in the past month, the union said in a news release.
"We believe this additional funding will resolve the open contracts. We have made substantial progress towards our goals for a
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