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 that’s where they are.”
Young, 73, lives and works in Spokane, Washington, where she has been a home care worker for about 35 years. She helps a developmentally delayed man who’s high-functioning enough to work outside the home and ride the bus but still needs reminders and other assistance to keep him on track.
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