Striking Nursing Home Workers Replaced

A group of at least 37 caregivers at two Oakland nursing homes found out they had been replaced after a five-day union strike that ended this morning, a union spokesman said.

About 150 employees who are members of Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West went on strike Monday at Piedmont Gardens and Grand Lake Gardens nursing homes and were scheduled to return to work this morning.

However, at least 37 workers found out either Friday night or this morning that they had been replaced by new employees hired during the strike, union spokesman Jarard Kings said.

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