Home Care Workers are the Latest Vulnerable Group Under Attack by the Trump Administration

No Class is an op-ed column by writer and radical organizer Kim Kelly that connects worker struggles and the current state of the American labor movement with its storied — and sometimes bloodied — past.

On May 2, 2019, the Trump administration launched its latest attack on some of the most vulnerable members of the working class when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule that unions say will specifically target home care workers and their ability to organize by making it more difficult for them to pay union dues.

Home care workers are trained professionals who provide in-home care, companionship, and medical support for the millions of elderly people, injured people, and people with disabilities who need those services. They serve an extremely important role in our society, yet their labor is shockingly undervalued: the median wage for home care workers is only $13,000 per year, and over half depend on some form of public assistance to get by.

Read the entire article online at teenvogue.com.

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May 14th, 2019