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
PHI Releases New Annual Data on the U.S. Direct Care Workforce NEW YORK — In 2020, as this country began grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, direct care workers nationwide continued to struggle in poverty-level jobs across all long-term care settings, according to a new report from PHI, the nation’s leading expert on the direct care… Continue reading PHI Releases New Annual Data on the U.S. Direct Care Workforce
Families trust home-based care workers with the lives of their loved ones during some of the most vulnerable stretches of their lives. But as at-home care becomes more popular in the U.S., supporting the individuals that make up the workforce will have to be a priority.
Caregiver compensation could look different a year or two from now, thanks to a push from the federal government to fund home-based care and invest in its workforce.
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.