Home Care Providers of San Benito County Rally at Board of Supervisors to Advance Contract Bargaining Efforts

Press Contact:
Terry Carter, 213 uies
June 27, 2022

Members of SEIU 2015, the nation’s largest long-term care union representing more than 400,000 nursing home and home care workers, will rally outside the Board of Supervisors, sharing personal stories and experiences as essential workers. 

Tuesday, June 28th, 8:30 AM PST

San Benito Board of Supervisors
4th Street
Hollister, CA 95023-3840

San Benito local home care providers. 

SEIU Local 2015 members will gather in front of the San Benito Board of Supervisors to draw attention to their continued contract bargaining effort. Despite pressure from the Union, the County refuses to listen to the needs of these essential care workers.

The workers of San Benito County are coming together to voice their demand for adequate healthcare benefits—a critical issue which the Board of Supervisors has refused to address. As a result, San Benito long-term care workers are leaving their jobs to relocate and work new positions with contracts inclusive of healthcare benefits. Many caregivers who stay are working without healthcare, putting themselves at risk each day on the job. 

San Benito County has refused to listen to the needs of their constituents, and the members of SEIU 2015 demand to have their voices heard. These essential workers will bring their demands to the attention of the Board of Supervisors on June 28th, sharing their personal narratives of care and hardship as long-term care workers with limited access to quality healthcare. 

This rally comes amid a long-term care industry in crisis. Low wages, poor healthcare coverage, and lack of training have led to skyrocketing turnover rates in the long-term care industry. Recent polling from SEIU Local 2015 shows that one in five in-home caregivers are likely to leave their current position in the coming year, with respondents citing low wages, lack of retirement benefits, and general financial security concerns as the primary reasons for their potential departure. 

Media interview opportunities are available on-site with SEIU Local 2015 members and representatives. 

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