Cutler Discusses Union Busting In Connecticut

David PesciAugust 22, 20121min
Sociology Prof. Cutler says nursing home owner looking to fragment health care workers' union

A piece in The New York Times explores the situation of 600 SEIU workers from five nursing homes owned by HealthBridge who staged a walkout on July 3 when asked to pay for their health care. The ensuing relationship between the workers and HealthBridge have become “toxic” with charges of sabotage and misdealing flying. Jonathan Cutler, associate professor of sociology, says the situation looks more and more like a case of union busting by the employer.