Recreational aides Renee Chapman and Olga Delgado, the last two 1199SEIU workers who were locked out at Omni Castle Hill Nursing Home during the 3-day strike in August, have returned to work. Their jobs have been temporarily restored in the housekeeping and dietary departments. Chapman and Delgado will soon be back to their former jobs providing recreational activities to their residents.
Caregivers at four Omni Health Systems nursing homes continue to make progress in their fight for a fair contract. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board determined that the strikes they held this summer at Castle Hill, Palisade, Harborview and Bristol Manor were in response to unfair labor practices (including interrogating workers about their union activities, threatening them with dismissal for striking and refusing to come to the table to negotiate a contract) on the part of the employer.