Sacramento, CA – Members of 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—spoke out at the Sacramento Board of Supervisors meeting after they launched a three-day camp out yesterday in front of their offices in protest of near poverty wages. Photos here.
Sacramento’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers left the meeting chanting and continued to rally with elected officials to demand that the board address the growing need for care and the industry’s current provider shortage crisis amid poverty wages, barriers to healthcare, disparities in compensation, and more.
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ElkGroveNews.net: Sacramento County Supervisors told ‘Shame on You’ by labor leader for their self-approved 36 percent pay raise
SEIU Local 2015 EVP, Kim Evon, noted four of the five supervisors granted themselves a 36 percent pay raise earlier this year. Evon compared that to the $1 raise being offered by the county to the IHHS workers, who provide in-home services to disabled Sacramento County residents. Read more…
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Cap Radio: Home care workers camp outside Sacramento County Board chambers for higher pay
Caretakers for elderly and disabled people in Sacramento are calling on the county to raise their wages and extend health care benefits for more people. About a dozen caretakers with the Service Employees International Union 2015 union camped outside the county administration building in downtown Sacramento Monday night. “This is exactly where people are headed if you don’t lead and actually invest more in these workers right now,” said Executive Vice President of SEIU Local 2015 Kim Evon. Read more…