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Monday, August 24, 2015

Union wins election at PruittHealth-Virginia Park



The RWDSU has announced that it won a union organizing election held on Aug. 20 to represent health care workers at PruittHealth-Virginia Park.



The election was held by secret ballot under the supervision of the Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to determine the representative, if any, desired by the eligible employees for purposes of collective bargaining with their employer.

A majority of the valid ballots cast determined the results of the election.

The voting unit consisted of all full time and regular part time CNA’s, restorative aides, activity assistants, medical record clerks, and service and maintenance employees employed by the employer at its facility located at 1000 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta, Ga., but excluding all RNs, LPNs, charge nurses, confidential employees, professionals, office clerical employees, guards and supervisors as defined by the National Labor Relations Act.

Workers were organized by Retail, Wholesale Department Store Union/UFCW Southeast Council.
PruittHealth-Virginia Park was represented by David Garraux and Marvin Weinberg of Fox Rothschild LLP.

In June, PruittHealth announced its official expansion in Atlanta by purchasing the Briarcliff Haven Healthcare and Rehab Center.

PruittHealth-Virginia Park spans 3.6 acres in an area of Atlanta known as Virginia-Highland. The facility includes a 40,302 square foot building and offers post-acute care services to 128 beds and 18 specialty vent beds.

At the time of the purchase announcement, Neil L. Pruitt, Jr., Chairman and C.E.O. of PruittHealth, said, "We are very pleased to welcome PruittHealth-Virginia Park into our PruittHealth family of providers. It is always exciting to expand our organization in other areas of the Southeast, and I am confident that we can build upon the solid foundation of health care services and resources that we have already integrated in the state of Georgia as a whole."

According to the company’s statements, PruittHealth has more than 170 provider locations throughout Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and one center in Florida. The company claims that on any given day, 24,000 patients are cared for by PruittHealth's 16,000 employees.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has written that the Pruitt family was among Governor Deal's largest campaign donors in his successful re-election bid last year.


PruittHealth has not yet issued a statement concerning the union election.

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.