Nursing home employees in Rome protest new health insurance policies

By WKTV News

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Employees of Bethany Gardens in Rome held an informational picket, Wednesday, after saying that they can no longer afford their health insurance.
According to employees and members of the United Healthcare Workers union, Bethany Gardens is asking employees to pay a larger portion of their health insurance premiums.
NEWSChannel 2 is told that the skilled living center is asking for $210 more for a family plan, per week and $40 more for an individual, per week.
Well I guess our next step is going back to the bargaining table to see if they can come close to what we can agree on," said three-year employee, Melanie Williams.
A representative with Bethany Gardens, Valerie Johnson, said the negotiations continue and they hope to come to an agreement soon.


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