Tell Private Equity Bosses and Medical Resources: Stop Using Taxpayer Funds for Union-Busting
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Right now Medical Resources Home Health Corp. and CEO Lesley Nolan are engaged in a vicious anti-union campaign that is undermining patient care and threatening hundreds of low-wage Boston workers.
Despite being owned by one of the largest private equity firms in the nation with more than $25 billion in assets (Angelo, Gordon, & Co.), Medical Resources pays poverty wages to caregivers charged with the health and well-being of hundreds of Boston area seniors and people with disabilities.
Medical Resources workers make just $10 to $12 an hour on average, even as the company receives $22 per client hour in Massachusetts taxpayer funding. The majority of workers employed at Medical Resources’ downtown Boston office are eligible for food stamps and subsidized housing.
Tired of living in poverty and inspired by the Fight for $15, Medical Resources employees have filed for a union election. In response, Medical Resources has funneled thousands of patient care dollars into funding a costly anti-union campaign aimed at threatening and intimidating its mostly minority, female workforce.
Medical Resources is so afraid of union representation that it has offered bonuses to coordinators if the union loses, paid coordinators money to write anti-union notecards to workers, and forced employees to cancel appointments with clients to attend mandatory anti-union meetings.
Help us tell Medical Resources and CEO Lesley Nolan to stop abusing taxpayer dollars, mistreating its workers and threatening the local clients and their families who rely on this agency for care. Please sign our petition urging Medical Resources to give low-wage workers a fair chance to vote on their futures.
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