Workers Strike at 14 Nursing Homes Across Pennsylvania

Workers at Rose City Nursing & Rehabilitation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, went on strike on Friday, September 2, joining 13 other nursing homes across the state picketing for better labor practices, according to local news reports.

The strike started after negotiations between the union and employers failed, according to SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania. The union cited staffing issues and unfair wages as the motivation for the strike saying some workers are paid only $12 per hour while temporary workers are offered $70 per hour for the same work.

Video posted by SEIU Healthcare PA on Wednesday, September 7, shows picketers waving union flags and holdings signs reading “respect and protect all” while singing Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us” outside of a Lancaster nursing home. Credit: SEIU Healthcare PA via Storyful

Video transcript

[SINGING INDISTINGUISHABLY]

- [INAUDIBLE] is they don't really care about us.

[CARS HONKING]

All I want to say is that they don't really care about us. All I want to say is that they don't really care about us. All I want to say is that they don't really care about us.

All I want to say is that they don't really about us. All I want to say is that they don't really care about us. All I want to say is that they don't really care about us.

[CARS HONKING]

All I want to say is that they don't really care about us. All I want to say is that they don't really care about us. All I want to say is that they don't really care about us.