Humboldt County: Healthcare Workers Protested at Local Facility & Supervisor’s Meeting, Claim Low Wages and Not Enough Staff for Elders Under Their Care

April 6, 2022 Heroes Work Here!

The chant could be heard from Safeway, just down the block from the scene in front of Granada Rehabilitation Center, where staff and local in-home caregivers were demonstrating. About 30 people gathered in front of the senior care living center on Harris Street in Eureka after having lobbied the Board of Supervisors, and the union’s rally cry echoed, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, corporate greed has got to go!”  A morale-booster, a remnant from the worst period of the pandemic for healthcare workers, the banner still hung on the front of the facility proudly proclaiming that “HEROES WALK THROUGH THESE DOORS” and provided the lively union protest with an ironic backdrop as the megaphones put the exclaimed support for workers. Read full article here.

PBS/KEET: SEIU Local 2015 Members call for Livable Wage in Humboldt County

Protests this week at the Board of Supervisors and at Granada Care home raise the issues of pay and working conditions for area health care workers. KEET contributor Ryan Hutson examines these protests and what they mean for workers and their families.