In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers appeal to Mendocino County Supervisors for livable wage during the February 6th public meeting

February 13, 2024

Mendocino County, CA — In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers appealed to Mendocino County Supervisors for a pay raise during the February 6th public meeting. Home care workers in the county, who currently make $17.00 an hour, have been fighting for a fair contract for more than a year. Mendo’s BoS Stands Against Fossil Fuels, Faces Scrutiny on Caregiver Wages, and Disagrees About Addressing the Public

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to add fossil fuels to the list of investments that are formally discouraged by the county’s investment policy. Supervisors also heard from members of the public about safety, behavioral health and a proposal to bring IHSS caregivers’ pay up to $19.50 an hour. Read full article here. Caregivers, veterans, get assurance of agenda items

Cesar Alvarado, a union representative for SEIU 2015, the caregivers union, shared some data points with the board as caregivers in purple shirts held up signs demanding $20 an hour.

Alvarado said Mendocino County has the fifth-highest shortage of caregivers of any county in the state, with over 371,000 authorized caregiving hours going unfilled in 2022. “In other words, Mendocino County was unable to find caregivers for 371,000 hours.” Read full article here.

KZYX Radio: Caregivers, veterans, get assurance of agenda items