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Defended State Against Union Claims Regarding Treatment of Nursing Homes During Labor Strike

Office of the Governor, Connecticut Department of Social Services

Represented both the Governor of Connecticut and the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Social Services in U.S. District Court and state court against challenges by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 to the support provided by the State to various nursing homes during a statewide strike. The trial in the Federal District Court resulted in a ruling favorable to the Governor and to the Department of Social Services. The state court challenge resulted in a resolution that created a procedure for future State support of nursing homes faced with strike threats or strikes.

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