City View Multicare Center in the Cicero neighborhood of Chicago has had more than 200 COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Workers have said that they do not feel safe.
“I’m hoping we come to an agreement so we can go back to work and take care of our residents because they’re used to who they’re used to,” said Sade Drake, City View Multicare Center worker.
“We feel like we’re heroes and we want to be treated like heroes. We’re living below the poverty level,” said Shantonia Jackson, certified nursing assistant.
Nearly 700 essential nursing home workers walked off the job at 11 Infinity Health-owned facilities in the Greater Chicago area. They have been without a contract since June.