WELLSVILLE, N.Y. — Eleven labor board charges have been filed against Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wellsville, according to 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, the union representing more than 50 workers at Highland Park.
United Healthcare Workers East says the union filed the charges last week. Some of the charges include wrongful termination, discrimination, unsafe work environment, retaliation, and refusal to bargain.
The union says following two years of negotiations Highland Park workers held a two-day strike in September, and they are still currently working without a contract to date.
Tracey Harrison, vice president for 1199SEIU, said in a statement, “The owners have refused to provide workers with any wage increase in the first year of the contract and have demanded concessions on current health insurance and pension which is especially heartless during the middle of a deadly pandemic. Highland Park management has engaged in a series of unlawful actions that have prompted the filing of the board charges.”