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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Union organizing rally this afternoon at PruittHealth-Virginia Park


The Georgia AFL-CIO has announced a rally for Thursday, Aug. 13, in support of nursing home workers organizing at PruittHealth-Virginia Park.

In its announcement, the Georgia AFL-CIO writes that the rally is meant to support workers “in their organizing efforts to make a fair wage and decent benefits. And stand against excessive corporate greed.”

Organizers say that while the company received a rate increase this year approved by the State of Georgia, workers at PruittHealth are paid just a little more than minimum wage.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Pruitt family were among Governor Nathan Deal’s top donors to his re-election campaign last year.

PruittHealth had previously announced its official expansion in Atlanta.  PruittHealth – Virginia Park spans 3.6 acres in the historic area of Atlanta known as Virginia-Highland. When completed, the 40,302 square foot building will allow PruittHealth to offer post-acute care services to 128 beds and 18 specialty vent beds.


The rally at 1000 Briarcliff Rd NW, Atlanta, Ga., will begin after 2 p.m.