Study Finds Unionized Nursing Homes Saw Lower COVID Mortality Rates

By now, most are aware of the failure by some elected officials, especially in New York, to protect our vulnerable elderly population in nursing homes during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent article by Jacobin Magazine points out how new research is proving nursing homes that were unionized saw fewer COVID-19 deaths. The article by Julia Rock states:

“A new study finds that unionized nursing homes had 30 percent lower mortality rates than nonunion homes. Quite literally, unions save lives.”

“The data confirms what a body of scholarship has already shown: patient outcomes are better when the workers taking care of them are members of unions. The findings are especially significant, because New York state nursing homes were the epicenter of the pandemic for the period of time this spring that the study authors looked at.”

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