We Care Contra Costa County
We are pleased to announce that home care workers in Contra Costa County, represented by SEIU Local 2015, have ratified a new contract securing their first raise in seven years. This victory is the result of the tireless efforts of our members who shared their stories with the Board of Supervisors, of our clients who gave their time to support us, and of our allies who stood with us. In addition to a raise to $12.25 an hour, the contract maintains the health care benefit the County had hoped to limit. “We won our contract because we got organized and got members involved,” said home care worker John Roe, who was part of bargaining team. “Now we’re going to organize for $15.” Thank you for your support — it means the world to us.
Original Blog Post:
Home care workers in Contra Costa County haven’t gotten a raise in seven years. You read that right. For seven years, they have been making $11.50 an hour. In the meantime, the prices of food, gas, housing and other basic necessities have all gone up.
We are currently in negotiations with the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, but these workers, who provide essential services to some of the county’s most vulnerable residents, are at risk of having to give up their health care to get a path to livable wage. They need both, and the Board of Supervisors can give it to them.
Please call your Supervisor and tell them you support home care workers and their patients:
District 1: John Gioia
Phone: (510) 231-8686
Richmond, El Cerrito, Pinole, Kensington
District 2: Candace Andersen
Phone: (925) 957-8860
Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon
District 3: Mary Piepho
Phone: (925) 252-4500
Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay
District 4: Karen Mitchoff
Phone: (925) 521-7100
Pleasant Hill, Concord, Walnut Creek, Clayton
District 5: Federal Glover
Phone: (925) 427-8138
Hercules, Martinez, Pittsburg