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Endangering the Elderly
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/13/2012 12:30:03 PM

A federal judge appointed by former President Bill Clinton has ordered five Connecticut nursing homes to rehire striking employees despite a criminal investigation into allegations that some of those workers endangered the lives of seniors. Judge Robert Chatigny on Wednesday ordered Healthbridge Systems to lay off hundreds of replacement workers in order to make room for the 600 striking members of the SEIU Local 1199, one of the Atlantic region’s most powerful unions. Those workers walked out of their jobs over a contract dispute in July. Some employees allegedly tampered with the identification materials

This is absolutely sickening! It makes me feel so very sad for those dear people in their "care." I can´t imagine how horrified I would be if one of those elderly people was my mother or father. They certainly have no shame. Un.be.lievable. Isn´t it nice that the criminal investigation is ongoing. s/o


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/13/2012 12:33:09 PM     (No. 9063596)

The SEIU is Obama´s "pet" union.
How do we go about busting the unions?
They exist only to make their leaders rich and launder money for the democrat party.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: master sergeant, 12/13/2012 12:33:56 PM     (No. 9063598)

Many Federal Judges are Democrat party hacks. Chatigny belongs in Jail himself for this stupid ruling!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/13/2012 12:38:36 PM     (No. 9063605)

As described this whole situation sounds very odd. Even for union happy territory.

It is being appealed. We will hear more.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 12/13/2012 12:47:21 PM     (No. 9063633)

"A federal judge appointed by former President Bill Clinton"

The evil that men do lives after them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/13/2012 1:00:31 PM     (No. 9063661)

Story is incomplete. These employees went out on strike roughly 6 months ago. Were they fired? If they haven´t been fired but are still out on strike, how can you rehire them? Is the judge insisting they give in to union demands, or is he insisting they be allowed access to patients while they are on strike?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Shelgeyr, 12/13/2012 1:31:58 PM     (No. 9063724)

Someone please tell me where the judge gets the power to make this order. Is Healthbridge a private company? Have they agreed to binding arbitration? By what right does the judge assume the authority to determine who does and does not work for Healthbridge?

I would really like to know what would happen if Healthbridge simply defied the order, saying "No, you don´t have that authority - the law does not give you that power."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/13/2012 1:42:14 PM     (No. 9063744)

Another union toadie legislating from the bench...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lavalette, 12/13/2012 3:10:22 PM     (No. 9063848)

These exposes of union and Democrat wrongdoing are all well and good, but the problem is that people vote for Democrats in exchange for some specific payoff and won´t be moved by appeals to justice or mercy, still less to law.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: realrep, 12/13/2012 3:56:00 PM     (No. 9063925)

The nursing homes will be sold. The new company will hire employees at entry level. If these employees are unionized, they have to work their way up the pay scale. But the union goons get paid no matter what.
This happened to grocery stores in NJ in the ´70´s.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dittohead, 12/13/2012 4:59:28 PM     (No. 9064079)

Shut the place down and help these old people find new accommodations.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/13/2012 5:24:30 PM     (No. 9064115)

And what if they don´t? What are you gonna do about it?

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