Nursing home workers threaten to strike next week
CHICAGO — Area nursing home workers are planning to go on strike on May 4, unless they get a new contract.
Union leaders made the announcement this morning ahead of the last scheduled contract negotiations got underway.
More than 5,000 people have been working without a contract for more than a year.
They’re demanding better wages and staffing levels.
A strike will affect more than 50 nursing homes in the area.
A federal mediator will attend today’s talks.