Employees of Spruce Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Berks County; Slate Belt Nursing and Rehab Center Northampton County; Broad Mountain Nursing and Rehab Center Schuylkill County; and Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehab in Beaver County Pennsylvania have said they will strike April 7, 2010 if they and Extendicare, the owner of the facilities, fail to agree to a new contract.

The employees are fighting for fair wages, health care benefits which will allow the employees to keep up with the rising costs of living. There is one more session scheduled for March 30th, and if no agreement is reached, nurses, certified nursing assistants, dietary workers, housekeepers, and maintenance works will strike.