Nursing Home Threatens to Fire Workers

By Free Radical

Workers at have been on strike since December 4.

Workers at Christian Care Home have been on strike since December 4.

In the latest development of the ensuing struggle between the Christian Care Home of Ferguson and striking employees, the Ferguson nursing home has announced it will replace the aggrieved workers. According to St. Louis Public Radio, Christian Care’s administrator informed workers of their termination in a December 19 letter.

Workers say the announcement, made in the midst of the holiday season, is emblematic of the lack of integrity and fairness that led to worker unrest in the first place.

The employees, who are represented by SEIU Healthcare Missouri and Kansas, have complained about being short staffed, mandatory overtime, and unfair compensation.

Workers have offered to return to work since first striking on December 4 and receive a delayed raise. Yet management, confident they can replace the largely unskilled workers, have remained obstinate.

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