Union caregivers at group homes struck a deal Wednesday with one owner and issued strike notices for two others.
Hundreds of group home residents, trapped in a game of state budget brinkmanship, could be transferred into nursing homes.
The state’s largest health care workers’ union has suspended plans to strike at more than 200 group homes Friday.
A work stoppage could exceed 5,000 caregivers if nursing home staffers strike as well.
Thousands of families with relatives in Connecticut’s 874 group homes have had to make a wrenching choice because of COVID-19.
The state’s largest healthcare workers’ union suspended plans Friday to strike on April 18 at 250 group homes for the disabled to give state officials time to consider boosting funding for these services.
Acting Commissioner Jordan A. Scheff was named Friday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to lead a state Department of Developmental Services undergoing change as it looks to privatize group homes and continues to downsize the Southbury Training School.