California’s Long-Term Care Workers Host Town Hall With Local Elected Leaders In Support of AB 1672—the “Our Care Counts” Bill

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Terry Carter, 213 uies
April 20, 2023
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Assemblymembers Liz Ortega, Mia Bonta, and bill author Matt Haney will join SEIU Local 2015 to discuss the transformation of an industry in crisis

WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 2023 
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WHERE: The Arc San Francisco 
1500 Howard Street, San Francisco CA 94103

The town hall will also be livestreamed on Facebook, available here.

WHO: Arnulfo De La Cruz, President SEIU 2015; Assemblymember Matt Haney (AD 12); Assemblymember Mia Bontà (AD 18); Assemblymember Liz Ortega (AD 20)

WHAT: Assemblymembers Liz Ortega, Mia Bonta, and Matt Haney will join SEIU Local 2015 President Arnulfo De La Cruz for a round table discussion on the issues plaguing the long-term care industry and their support for AB 1672. There will be introductory remarks followed by an audience Q&A.

SEIU Local 2015 is the largest union in California, representing nearly 450,000 long-term care workers (home care, skilled nursing facility, and assisted living center workers) throughout the state. California is experiencing a caregiving crisis, with fragmented program administration, split between 56 public authorities, keeping workers constantly struggling for marginal wage gains. Most counties pay barely above minimum wage; not a single county in California pays home care providers a living wage. The proposed bill will enable direct negotiations with the State to get home care providers a living wage and the recruitment, training, and retention needed to transform the workforce.

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Terry Carter