Statement from SEIU 509 Re: House passage of “Nicky’s Law”

“As a union of human service providers, SEIU 509 is deeply invested in ensuring the safety and well-being of the clients we serve. We applaud the legislature’s decision to pass Nicky’s Law, which strengthens protections for the most vulnerable among us while ensuring due process for care providers. Our communities are strongest when all of us are protected. This legislation gives our members and the families they serve the peace of mind that there is an established path to justice in the event of an accusation of abuse or neglect.

We are grateful to Representative Dean-Campbell and House speaker DeLeo for their leadership on the bill, and the entire House for ensuring its passage.

As care providers, we look forward to continuing to carry out the work of ensuring that our clients are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.”

– Orlando Pena, Chapter President of Private Sector Human Services, SEIU 509

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