After healthcare workers protested their company’s vaccine mandate, the Genesis New Martinsville Center responded back to their employees.
It is now federal policy that all nursing home staff must be vaccinated. By being an early leader ahead of this policy, our facility is now the safest place for patients, residents, their families and staff to be in skilled nursing.GENESIS NEW MARTINSVILLE CENTER
Workers protesting told 7NEWS they already filed Labor Board charges against the company and pushed to negotiate, but they claim the healthcare center wouldn’t budge.
When 7NEWS asked the company if the workers were given proper negotiations and if they now have enough staff for the facility after letting go those who refused the vaccine, they said they did.
We notified the union of our policy on August 2nd. Vaccination is our number one priority to keep our residents, our employees, and their families as safe as possible. We have consistently offered to meet the union to discuss the policy, but they have not accepted our invitation.
We have made extensive contingency plans to ensure the adequate staffing of our facilities.GENESIS NEW MARTINSVILLE CENTER