Nursing home workers employed by Guardian Angels in Elk River filed their official 10-day notice ahead of Memorial Day weekend and have announced dates for a two-day Unfair Labor Practice strike on Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7.
The group of more than 100 workers, who do housekeeping, laundry, dietary, health unit coordinating, nursing assistance, recreation and maintenance, are members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota.
The group voted to authorize a strike earlier this month. The two sides have held more than 10 bargaining sessions.
The union stated in a press release they want “safe staffing levels, respect for workers who want a collective voice in their workplace and calls for investment in dedicated staff so they can invest in their community.”
Picketing will take place on the public sidewalk outside of the facility both days and the community is invited to join.
Guardian Angels Care Center, is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit care provider. It currently holds the highest rating at 5 Stars from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.