Families of residents in New Jersey nursing homes have joined the picket lines in support of the health care workers at their family members’ facilities. The strike began last Friday, August 7, 2009, against the Omni Corporation, owned and operated by Avery Eisenreich, and include Castle Hill, Harbor View, Palisade and Bristol Manor. Family members are supporting the caregivers who have dedicated years to their family members. Reports state that Eisenreich and his management have intimidated and harassed many caregivers—creating a difficult environment for both workers and residents. He even tried to get an injunction to close down one of the four picket lines, but the judge ruled against him and in the workers’ favor.
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