Fresno County’s long-term care providers hold day of action to demand improved benefits and a livable wage

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Terry Carter, 213 uies
August 7, 2023
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County holds their healthcare hostage in an attempt to force providers to choose between a modest cost of living adjustment or their healthcare benefits.

Tuesday August 8th, 9:00AM  

Fresno County Hall of Records, 2281 Tulare St, Fresno CA93724

Long-term care workers from Fresno County (members of SEIU 2015); SEIU 2015 President Arunlfo De La Cruz; SEIU 2015 Executive Vice President Dereck Smith; Dolores Huerta, Fresno Council Member Miguel Arias, and other supporters and allies from the SEIU Local 2015 community

Fresno home care providers—members of SEIU 2015, California’s largest labor union representing nearly 450,000 long-term care workers—will escalate their demand for a livable wage and healthcare.

Long-term care workers in Fresno county currently do not receive adequate healthcare or livable wages. The Board of Supervisors has cynically held care providers’ healthcare hostage, indicating in negotiations that the only way to increase wages is to accept cuts to their already-meager health coverage. SEIU 2015 members have undergone five negotiation sessions with Fresno County, and the last proposal did not include any improvement to these important demands. August is the last opportunity to be added to their new budget cycle, making this an urgent matter. 

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