KTVZ: Union hails new contract with Oregon’s largest nursing home chain

Union hails new contract with Oregon’s largest nursing home chain

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Workers at Avamere, Oregon’s largest nursing home chain, have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that aims to address long-standing problems in the industry, their union announced Monday.

Here’s the full news release from SEIU Local 503:

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the low wages, high turnover and susceptibility to infectious disease in congregate care settings. This new agreement marks the first major movement by the industry to raise standards in response.

 

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