Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, and Assemblymember Isaac Bryan will join SEIU Local 2015 to discuss the transformation of a long-term care industry in crisis
WHEN: Friday, April 28, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 pm
WHERE: Red Shield Community Center
1532 W. 11th Street. Los Angeles, CA 90006
WHO: Arnulfo De La Cruz, President SEIU 2015; Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon; Assemblymember Miguel Santiago; Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo; Assemblymember Isaac Bryan
WHAT: Assemblymembers Anthony Rendon, Miguel Santiago, and Wendy Carrillo will join SEIU Local 2015 for a round table discussion on the issues plaguing the long-term care industry and their support for AB 1672, a bill that would empower long-term careworkers to strengthen the state’s IHSS program to protect the right and freedom for Californians to receive care in the setting of one’s choice. 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.