These workers were left out of the New Deal. They’ve been fighting for better pay ever since. My adopted sister, Leia, depends on me for everything. Leia has spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and it’s my job as a home care worker to make sure her needs are met. Over the course of any given… Continue reading Investing in Home Care Workers Like Me Is the Solution We Need
Unionization could help home health care workers with wages, experts say For Susie Young, the days before she was a unionized caregiver weren’t ones to cheer about. “Before the union came in, we had nothing,” she said. “No training. Forget about a paid holiday or vacation. … There’s many workers in this country today… Continue reading Unionization could help home health care workers with wages, experts say
AUTHORS: MaryBeth Musumeci, Meghana Ammula, and Robin Rudowitz
SUBJECT: solutions, unions, wages, benefits, invest in care, job quality, pandemic, Medicaid, home care, workforce
AUTHOR: Adam Dean, Atheendar Venkataramani, and Simeon Kimmel
SUBJECT: unions, quality jobs, pandemic, worker-centered
Workers at Avamere, Oregon’s largest nursing home chain, have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that aims to address long-standing problems in the industry, their union announced Monday.
Caregiving advocacy groups launch $20 million campaign on infrastructure bill Ahead of President Joe Biden’s expected rollout on Wednesday of a wide-ranging infrastructure plan, a coalition of advocacy groups focused on caregiving announced a $20 million campaign aimed at shoring up support for their priorities. The #CareCantWait coalition is calling on the administration and Congress… Continue reading 19th News: Caregiving advocacy groups launch $20 million campaign on infrastructure bill
In 2020, at the age of 49, Trinidad Garcia de Ochoa went back to school—sort of. At the time, she was a healthcare worker at an Irvine, California, Kaiser Permanente hospital, where she spent 12 years doing strenuous housekeeping work. She decided it was time for a change and through her union—the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers West (UHW)—she enrolled in a program that would allow her to move up into a better paying union job in a new department.
The nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, declared on March 6 — by filing the official paperwork — that they were ready to vote on the prospect of joining a national union. At the time, they were motivated by the desire for more nurses and support staff, and to have a voice in hospital decisions.