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Update:

We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement in Sonoma County. This is 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. Members will be reviewing the details of the agreement in the coming weeks, and once they have approved them, we will share the terms with others. Thank you for your support – it means the world to us.

Original Blog Post:

On December 8, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted to exclude home care workers from the County Living Wage Ordinance. These workers earn only $11.65 an hour for backbreaking labor and haven’t gotten a raise in three years. This is unacceptable.

After the decision, SEIU Local 2015 Officer April Verrett issued the following statement:

Sonoma County Supervisors continue to disregard home care workers. By not including them in the County’s Living Wage Ordinance they send the message that the 4,700 home care workers in Sonoma County, most of whom are women of color, don’t deserve to be treated like other workers. This is unacceptable. We will continue to fight for a pathway to a livable wage at the bargaining table and demand the Board treat home care workers with the dignity they deserve.

Help home care workers get the livable wage they deserve by calling Sonoma County Supervisors and demanding action:

District 1: Susan Gorin
Phone: (707) 565-2241

The City of Santa Rosa (Bennett Valley, Rincon Valley and the community of Oakmont), City of Sonoma and the adjacent unincorporated communities of Kenwood, Agua Caliente, Glen Ellen, El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Schellville and Vineburg

District 2: David Rabbitt
Phone: (707) 565-2241

The City of Petaluma, City of Cotati, a portion of Rohnert Park and the unincorporated communities of Penngrove, Two Rock and Bloomfield

District 3: Shirlee Zane
Phone: (707) 565-2241

Most of central Santa Rosa and the City of Rohnert Park (east of Highway 101)

District 4: James Gore
Phone: (707) 565-2241

Northwest Santa Rosa (Fulton and Larkfield-Wikiup area), Town of Windsor, City of Healdsburg, community of Geyserville and the City of Cloverdale

District 5: Efren Carillo
Phone: (707) 565-2241

Sonoma County coast, lower Russian River area, Sebastopol and the west and southwest Santa Rosa areas (extending into Highway 101)

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February 16th, 2016