HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 600 nursing home workers in Connecticut have returned to their jobs after an eight-month strike and contract fight that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The employees returned Sunday to five nursing homes run by New Jersey-based HealthBridge Management in Stamford, Newington, Westport, Milford and Danbury.
A federal judge ruled in December that workers could return under terms of a contract that expired in 2011. Union members walked off the job last July, after the company imposed new contract terms without the union’s approval.
The U.S. Supreme Court last month denied the company’s request to delay reinstating the workers.
HealthBridge has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization and expects a bankruptcy court ruling Monday on whether it can impose temporary modifications to the labor contract.