On August 18, 127 workers at United Methodist Homes of Pitman Manor in Pitman, N.J., voted to join UFCW Local 152 by an overwhelming margin. Pitman Manor is an assisted living community, and the new members are employed as licensed practical nurses, certified medical assistants, certified nursing assistants, as well as dietary, housekeeping maintenance, and clerical workers.
The workers joined UFCW Local 152 because they were concerned about health benefits and wages. They also wanted a voice in the workplace.
“I was really impressed with our committee,” said UFCW Local 152 Director of Organizing Chad Brooks. “They did a great job taking on management during anti-union meetings, and making sure workers knew the truth.”