Fresno County, CA – Today, SEIU Local 2015—the nation’s largest long-term care union and California’s largest labor union representing nearly 450,000 nursing home workers and home care providers—held a press conference at David McDonald Park in Clovis to call upon the Fresno County Board of Supervisors to approve livable wages and provide much-needed healthcare benefits for the county’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and long-term care workers.
In Fresno County, the board threatens to completely eliminate healthcare coverage in order to bring their shockingly lowball offer of a 15¢ raise up to 85¢. Supervisors have even noted that many providers qualify for Medi-Cal—an acknowledgement that the wages they offer caregivers are so low.
Photos from the event can be found here online at Flickr.
ABC 30: Union continues calls for pay increase for Fresno County home care workers
The care workers are pushing for a livable wage and adequate healthcare benefits. Read full article online here.