Bridgeport Health Care Center Update


Bridgeport Manor Closing:
On July 24, 2018, AFSCME Local 1522 and Council 4 were notified that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Haven entered an order to close Bridgeport Manor at 540 Bond Street in Bridgeport.  We were provided an WARN Act Lay-Off notices, dated July 26, 2018; and copies of the facility closure notice and resident transfer policy, all of which are included here:

The court-appointed administrator has said this process will most likely take two to four months. 

The Connecticut Department of Labor's Rapid Response Team, will be providing assistance to our members.

AFSCME will continue to represent and fight for your interests as we have been doing throughout this difficult process that was created by one man's criminal acts of greed.

Meetings for Unpaid Medical Claims:
We have scheduled time’s for all members to meet with Union staff to assist in filling out claims for unpaid medical bills:

  • Thursday 8/2; 2pm - 4pm
  • Friday 8/3; 2pm - 4pm
Both sessions will be held in the BHCC conference room.

Please bring all outstanding bills with you to attach to your claim. These will be the only sessions, so plan to attend. All claims MUST be submitted to the Court by AUGUST 13, 2018.

Previous News:

As you are all aware, a trustee, John Newton, has been appointed by Judge Ann Nevins of the United Bankruptcy Court/Connecticut District to oversee Bridgeport Health Care Center's day to day operations. In addition, Attorney Katherine Sacks is serving as the Chief Operating Officer, handling financial matters.

BHCC is in trusteeship due in large part to Local 1522 and Council 4 pushing to have Chaim Stern removed from running BHCC. While we realize the future is uncertain, we feel this is a critical step toward restoring stability for dedicated BHCC staff and the patients we serve.

This process is designed to make the health care center financially viable and get day-to-day functions back on track.

One of the results of this process is that your paychecks are now consistent and that funds are immediately available. 

We are working as quickly and as hard as we can to see that your health insurance coverage is restored in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

The federal Department of Labor's lawsuit, as well as the Internal Revenue Service's investigation, against Chaim Stern are ongoing.

The union is committed to providing as much information and help as possible. We will continue to share news and information as quickly as we can. If you work at BHCC and are a Local 1522 member, please do not hestitate to contact us at [email protected] or call (203) 218-2560.