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Workers at two financially struggling care facilities in Albany County say they have avoided a strike and reached a deal with the facilities’ prospective owners.

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Update: Workers at two financially struggling care facilities in Albany County say they are delaying a strike. 1199SEIU said Jan. 17 that the prospective buyer of Good Samaritan Nursing Home and Kenwood Manor in Delmar has requested an extension in bankruptcy court and will bargain with the union. The Lutheran Care Network is in the process of declaring bankruptcy and selling the facilities. Fearing the loss of wages and benefits, workers had planned a three-day strike starting January 24. About sixty union members work at the facilities.

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Employees at a nursing home in Albany County are getting a reprieve after having been notified their health care benefits would be terminated.

Good Samaritan Nursing Home and Kenwood Manor on Rockefeller Road in Delmar
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Employees at a nursing home in Albany County have been notified their health care benefits will be terminated in less than 30 days.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and the leaders of both state legislative bodies have come to an agreement they hope avoids a ballot question calling for regulation of hospital payments.

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After almost a year of negotiations, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home in Gloversville has ratified a new contract with union workers.

Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home in Gloversville has ratified a new contract with its union workers.

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There is a push for what advocates are calling equitable pricing at Massachusetts hospitals.

Healthcare workers in Gloversville planned to demonstrate Thursday night.

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Union leaders say they've reached a tentative deal that will stop a threatened strike at 20 Connecticut nursing homes and provide a $15 per hour minimum wage to certified nursing assistants.

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A union representing nursing home workers is agreeing to a request from Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy to postpone a planned strike in 20 communities. About 3,500 members of SEIU 1199 New England planned to strike April 24 at facilities owned by iCare, Genesis and Paradigm.

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A union representing 3,500 workers has called for a strike at 27 nursing homes in Connecticut beginning April 24.The Service Employees International Union, District 1199, announced Wednesday that its members voted to authorize a strike.

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There is an online campaign underway to keep an emergency room in New York’s Orange County open round the clock. It’s part of an effort by union healthcare workers and community members ahead of Wednesday’s hospital board of trustees meeting.