Posts Tagged Living Wage

Negotiations begin for 13,000 Missouri home care attendants bargaining first contract

Negotiations begin for 13,000 Missouri home care attendants bargaining first contract

by Joe Lawrence  |  November 25, 2013  | AFSCME Blog It was a great day, five years in the making, when home care attendants met with the State of Missouri for their first-ever contract negotiation session. The Missouri Home Care Union bargaining team on Tuesday, Nov. 19, went over a range of issues with the state. The first day dealt with non-economic issues such as representation rights, a voice in policies and procedures, adequate training and resolving late-payment issues. Economic issues will be addressed in later sessions. The next bargaining date is scheduled for Dec. 10. “We’re making it clear to the […]

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Work, women and caregiving

Work, women and caregiving

Paula Span—New York Times, November 21, 2013 Trying to hold onto a job while caring for a family member is a tough juggling act. Caregivers sometimes have to arrive late or leave early, cut back to part-time work, and decline travel or promotions. For women, these competing responsibilities may prove particularly perilous, a study recently published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology suggests. Women who are caregivers are also significantly less likely to be in the labor force, compared to women who are not caregivers. Yet for men, caregiving has no impact on employment status.  Read more

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Homecare aides making $10 an hour seen growing in U.S.

Tom Moroney – Bloomberg, Nov 21, 2013 …. Sheppard’s survival tricks are finely-tuned after seven years as a personal care aide, the fastest growing job in America.  ….   Supermarket shopping can be a luxury because of what she does for a living, making $9.78 an hour, with no benefits or guaranteed hours. She’s one of more than 900,000 personal care aides, caregivers who provide comfort and companionship for the elderly and disabled and perform daily chores so they can remain in their homes.  …. This summer, Sheppard made extra money as a speaker and organizer for the American Federation of […]

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Detroit matters

Detroit matters

We stand with Detroit workers, families, and retirees. Check out their powerful stories.

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California will raise minimum wage to $10/hr by 2016

California Legislature Passes Historic Minimum Wage Increase www.calaborfed.org California made history this week when the Legislature–with the support of California’s unions–voted to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10, the highest minimum wage in the nation. Read more »    Additional information about California’s minimum wage increase and how it will help IHSS providers: What is California’s minimum wage? The minimum wage in California is currently $8 per hour. However, in an important milestone for working families, Governor Jerry Brown signed a minimum wage increase ($10 per hour) into law on September 25, 2013. When will the minimum wage increase go […]

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