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Administration: Union, Non-Union Homes Will Share Equitably In $26 M for Wages

Administration: Union, Non-Union Homes Will Share Equitably In $26 M for Wages

HARTFORD — Outside the House chamber at the Capitol Monday, union workers were savoring winning the lion's share of $13 million in the next budget year for nursing home workers' wages. "I'm beyond excited. I'm here today to thank them for doing exactly that," said Sarah Lefevre, a certified nursing assistant at Davis Place, a nursing home in Danielson. Lefevre, who has been a CNA for three years, makes $15.17 an hour and works three days a week. Davis Place is one of the 27 nursing homes that authorized a strike in April, but then put the notice on hold while union leaders agreed to wait to see what the budget produced. Lefevre was in a cluster of...

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