Overbilled in ConnecticutApril 20, 2012
SEIU 1199-NE in Connecticut wanted to draw attention to the business practices of HealthBridge Management, with which the union had been trying to negotiate a new contract for nearly a year. As part of the union’s media plan, two mobile billboard trucks recently ran a week-long campaign in Central Connecticut and Fairfield County, repeatedly visiting the areas around eight different nursing homes in Newington, Cheshire, Milford, Southbury, Danbury, Westport and Stamford.
The primary objective of the mobile billboard campaign was to create awareness among residents in the local communities, whose family and friends are patients at the homes, that there have been billing issues. The billboard trucks were part of an integrated communications campaign including rallies by union members, stories in local newspapers, and a dedicated web site: http://healthbridgewatch.org