Workers at Westgate Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Havertown, Pa. and Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor, Pa. recently ratified a new contract with the new owners of both facilities.
The new owners implemented unpopular terms and conditions at both facilities, taking away accrued paid time off and limiting other benefits outlined in the previous contract. Attracting the best workers is key to delivering the best care at any healthcare facility and these new terms made it difficult to keep highly-skilled workers and attract the best applicants for open positions.
Workers were fiercely engaged in negotiations, passionately advocating for better terms in health insurance, PTO and the Training and Education Fund. In the end, their hard work and determination paid off.
Workers at Westgate and Riverside walked away from negotiations with a majority of the accrued PTO returned to affected employees and health insurance and pension benefits maintained at previously agreed upon rates. They were even able to add job security language to the new contract!
Congratulations to Westgate and Riverside workers for the incredible efforts to maintain job standards and continue to deliver the high quality of care their patients and residents deserve.