Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

May 13, 2021

Looney Statement on Nursing Home Union Deal Announcement

HARTFORD – Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) released the following statement regarding the recently announced deal between the administration and nursing home employees:

“This pay increase, retirement benefit enhancement, and strengthened training for our nursing home workers is long overdue. They were on the front lines for our most vulnerable residents during the worst pandemic in a century and we rightfully lauded them as heroes. Now, with this agreement, we are putting money behind those words and financially supporting them for their critical work. Thank you to Governor Lamont and his administration for coming to an agreement that supports workers, averts what would have been a disruptive strike, and stabilizes a vital industry which serves the most frail and disabled. Also, I am grateful for the effective advocacy of SEIU District 1199 on behalf of its members who are often among our lowest income working constituents and who serve such a vital role.”