Union Bulletin Update
May 31, 2015
"The California losses, incurred during the final three years of Judith Hayward’s 17-year tenure as head of the agency, which ended June 30, inflicted a larger hit on the agency’s balance sheet than the payments to Hayward, but attracted much less, if any, notice outside the agency"
HCRS had 1.8 Million in losses due to Revenue Shortfalls at HCRS West, abandons California Project
The Board and CEO makes these decisions and we pay the price!
Prior to having our union, COLAs were infrequent at best. It was too easy for Judith Hayward and her board to say '"it's been a bad year" and not provide hard working staff with needed raises to keep up with inflation. But, that all changed with the advent of our union.
Now with a persistent investigative reporter on the scene, we have facts and figures about the reported losses delivered to HCRS by its all too expensive venture into California DS services. What were the profits of this venture? Nothing. What were the losses? Most likely, these financial losses cost us our Annual Raises, the hiring freeze, and more pressure on existing staff as well as more staff departures.
We have called on George Karabakakis in the past and do so now, again, to honor his word and lead HCRS into a new era of transparency. We call on HCRS and its Board of Directors to insist on transparency in their operations.
United Nurses and Allied Professionals, Local 5051 @ HCRS
Susanae Glovacki, LICSW, Brattleboro, Vice President
Joyce Dion, LICSW, Hartford, President
Hilde Hyde,MA, CMHC, Hartford
Patty Akley Warlick, MA, DTR, Hartford
Laura B Williams, LMHC,Springfield
Elizabeth Mueller, LCMHC,Brattleboro, Secretary