Healthcare & Human Services

Local 338 members work in a number of different sectors within the fields of healthcare and human services.

They are employed at nursing homes, enhanced assisted living facilities and senior residential homes where they provide care and support for elderly residents and include such job titles as CNAs, LPNs, Dietary Aides, Housekeeping Aides and Laundry Aides. The facilities where Local 338 members work include:

• The Carnegie East House
• The Health Center at Bloomingdale
• Quantum Rehabilitation and Nursing
• Surge Rehabilitation and Nursing
• Sutton Gardens Enhanced Assisted Living

Local 338 members work at non-profit agencies, including Communities Resources, IAHD (The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics) and IRI (Innovative Resources for Independence),
that provide care and services for developmentally disabled New Yorkers. In these roles, they are direct caregivers, run important educational programs, providing guidance and assistance to families of those in their care, and perform other critical duties at Day Habilitation Centers and in residential homes.

They also work at non-profit organizations, such as RiseBoro Community Partnership and Wayside Outreach Development. Here they do critical community-based work as delivery staff for Meals on Wheels programs and case management, where they serve elderly and disabled members of local communities.

Many of these organizations that employ Local 338 members rely on public funding to maintain the support and services they provide. This funding, which is allocated through the New York and City State Budgets, is also critical to wage increases for our members working in these incredibly important roles. As a result, we spend time each year at the State Capitol in Albany speaking to State Legislators in order to advocate for money in the State Budget for wage increases. Over the last several years, we’ve been successful in securing 2 and 3% wage increases for workers in OPWDD-contracted agencies.