News coverage of Fresno County long term care workers rally at Board of Supervisors office, rejecting poverty wages and scrapped healthcare proposal

February 21, 2024

Fresno County, CA – In Fresno on Tuesday, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers – members of SEIU Local 2015 the nation’s largest long-term care union and California’s largest labor union representing more than 450,000 nursing home workers and home care providers – rallied at the Fresno County Board of Supervisors to reject the board’s proposed poverty wages and threats to eliminate healthcare coverage for 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—a tacit acknowledgement that the wages they offer caregivers is so low. By not increasing wages, the county is leaving millions of state and federal dollars on the table that could otherwise benefit the local economy. ‘Not a huge ask.’ Thousands of workers in Fresno push campaigning politicians to support raises

Fresno County’s over 23,000 In-Home Supportive Services, or IHSS, workers are seeking a raise from $16.60 to $20 an hour. Read full article online here.

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