Governor Signs Crucial Nursing Home Patient Safety Bill
Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1695 (Carrillo) into law. This crucial legislation ensures that the skilled nursing facilities we count on to care for our loved ones are accountable when there is a transfer of management or a change of ownership.
SEIU Workers Applaud Governor Signature to “Keep Families Home”
Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement upon Governor Gavin Newsom signing AB 1482 (Chiu) into law. This crucial legislation will help protect California’s renters by preventing landlords from rent gouging and requiring landlords to have just cause to evict their tenants.
“No justice, no peace!” Activists led by seniors, people with disabilities, and their caregivers shame Board of Supervisors for turning their backs on the county’s home care program
Struggling to make ends meet on minimum wage, activists say county leaders must invest in the home care program so caregivers can afford to keep doing their job
Fresno — After nearly a year of contract negotiations with county representatives and going 10 years without a wage increase from the county, caregivers with the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program were joined by activists including local veterans, faith leaders and social justice groups in occupying the Hall of Records building where the Board of Supervisors held their meeting. Dozens of activists risked arrest by police for refusing to leave and continuing to chant and have their voices heard. In total, 8 activists were arrested including labor leader Dolores Huerta and SEIU 2015 Executive Vice President Arnulfo de la Cruz. As of 1:30 PM today all activists who were arrested have been released.
“No justice, no peace!” Activists led by seniors, people with disabilities, and their caregivers shame Board of Supervisors for ignoring county’s home care program
Stockton — After ten months of attempted negotiations with county representatives, caregivers with the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program were joined by activists including local community groups and caregivers across the county in urging county leaders to stop wasting time at the bargaining table and support the life-saving program that allows seniors and people with disabilities to receive the care they need in the comfort of their own home.
Governor Newsom Appoints Long Term Care Workers Union President April Verrett to Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force
California – Today, Governor Newsom announced the appointment of April Verrett, President of SEIU 2015, California’s long term care workers union, to the Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force.
As President of SEIU 2015, Verrett leads the union representation of over 385,000 private agency and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) home care workers and nursing home workers throughout California that provide care to the state’s seniors and people with disabilities.
SEIU 2015 Celebrates PRIDE, Year-RoundSEIU 2015 Celebrates PRIDE, Year-Round SAN FRANCISCO—As festivities kick off for the closing of PRIDE month across the city, SEIU 2015 President April Verrett ...Continue Reading