"Specifically, health care unions in nursing homes were associated with a 1.29 percentage point mortality reduction, or a 30% relative decrease in COVID-19 mortality compared with nursing homes without organized workforces, the study found."
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“Unions were also associated with greater access to PPE, one mechanism that may link unions to lower COVID-19 mortality rates..."
"Access to PPE is a crucial part of protecting the frontline nursing home workers and the residents for whom they care, and the study found that unionized buildings had better access to some of the most needed items during the COVID-19 pandemic."
“Future surges of COVID-19 infections in regions with fewer unionized nursing homes are therefore particularly worrisome,” they wrote."

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"Nursing home aides, who provide the bulk of direct care and are on the front lines in the pandemic, have high turnover and low retention related to a range of reasons from low pay to the emotional and physical demands of the job." #UnionsForAll daytondailynews.com/news/nursing-h…
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"Nursing home worker turnover has long been a challenge in the industry, though the issue has now been underscored and heightened by the pandemic."
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