A recent press release that we saw caught our attention over wage pressures and inflation concerns. Windsor Healthcare skilled nursing facilities in Northern California stated that they will conduct business as usual this week despite a labor action scheduled by union leaders.The strikes will take place at eight of Windsor Healthcare’s 29 facilities. The facilities being affected are in Northern California and include locations in Concord, Hayward, Salinas, Fremont, and Monterey.
Union members are preparing to strike after making an demand for a 33 percent increase in wages over the course of the three-year contract. Windsor offered a 4 percent annual raise, claiming that was higher than the industry standard of 3 percent.
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