I’ve worked in nursing homes for more than 20 years, and short-staffing has always been a problem. Everyone, including the League employers, knows it got worse during and after COVID. That’s why it’s outrageous that they presented a contract proposal that would make it easier to hire agency workers and per diems. A revolving door of caregivers, who the residents don’t know, ignores how important continuity of care is. It doesn’t do anything at all to promote a stable nursing home workforce. It feels more like an attempt to weaken the union, disguised in a way to save money. It’s clear to me that the employers have no interest in “taking care of home” — the residents and the workers. It looks like, as usual, we are the ones who are going to have to do that.