Targeting home healthcare workers, the Trump administration opens another front in its war on public employees

SEIU Local 2015 is fighting for their industry while Trump administration is trying to take away their health insurance and cost of living salary increase.

Rachelle Lewis, 66, spends about 60 hours a week caring at home for her 40-year-old daughter, who suffers from schizophrenia and a learning disability. For this Lewis receives $11.18 an hour via California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal. From that she pays a dollar a month for a union-sponsored healthcare plan.

Now she’s worried that this benefit, along with others she receives via the union, might disappear. That’s because Medicaid authorities have launched a new attack on unions serving home healthcare workers like herself, aimed transparently at depriving their unions of financial resources.

Read the full article at the Los Angeles Times online.


August 6th, 2018