Posts Tagged Living Wage

The time is NOW: Let’s make immigration reform happen!

The time is NOW: Let’s make immigration reform happen!

You’ve seen the video (featuring our very own Nicanora Montenegro!), you know the myths from the facts, and you rallied with your fellow caregivers at May Day actions across the state. You already know why homecare workers support creating immigration reform that includes a path to Citizenship. We are against the exploitation of workers, and we understand that this move would boost the economy and strengthen our workforce. Even more importantly, we care about keeping families together. This is why we support immigration reform, and this is why we must reach out to our lawmakers in Congress and urge them […]

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Great news from the San Diego bargaining team

Great news from the San Diego bargaining team

After years of organizing, rallying, and campaigning for justice for our families and clients, we have finally reached a Tentative Agreement with San Diego County to secure a much-needed raise for caregivers. This wage increase will make all our lives a little easier, and help keep our families and communities thriving. We fought together, we stood united, and our voice—the collective voice of over 22,000 San Diego caregivers—was heard, loud and clear. As soon as the agreement is finalized, you will receive a letter in the mail explaining your wage increase and benefits in detail.

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Build our local economy with living wages

More money in the pockets of Merced working families helps our community! Download this information  (pdf) Investing in community caregiver wages helps our local economy and small businesses. It generates more money for housing, services and other jobs. There are over 3,800 IHSS providers and consumers in Merced County. An investment of 80 cents per hour in wages for community caregivers will generate millions of dollars of increased economic activity in our neighborhoods. Tell the County Supervisors to PUT PEOPLE FIRST and put more money in the pockets of our customers!  1-888-204-UDWA This investment is a win-win for our neighborhoods.

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Where’s the raise for in-home health care?

By Patricia Carter, Bakersfield Californian, 6/26/13 Erin is attempting to take online courses because she wants to be a contributing citizen once again. This wouldn’t be possible in a convalescent home. With the help of IHSS, she is able to live at home surrounded by the support and love of her family and caretaker.  Read more

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America’s class war: A dispatch from the front

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders, Huffington Post 6/19/13 Once again, the facts speak for themselves: Unions are the first and last line of defense for America’s workers. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, growth in union workers’ average hourly pay and total benefits far outpaced that of non-union members in the first quarter of 2013. In fact, wages and salaries of union-represented workers grew 4.3 percent in the first quarter of 2013, while those of non-union employees rose 0.8 percent. Yet again, we have proof those there is economic power in an organized workforce.  Read more

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