“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
San Bernardino — After nearly a year of recent 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, social justice groups, and labor icon Dolores Huerta in shutting down the county’s budget meeting on Tuesday, dozens of them risking arrest for civil disobedience.
SEIU Local 2015 President April Verrett Commends Governor Newsom on Taking Initiative on Master Plan for California
SACRAMENTO — Today, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order which calls for a Master Plan for Aging by convening a cabinet-level workgroup and an advisory committee to help build an age-friendly California that addresses the growth in senior population and the effects of transportation and housing.
After their own attack from Trump Administration, Nursing Home and Home Care Workers joined Fight For 15 Activists at McDonald’s Strike
Los Angeles County — Members of SEIU 2015, California’s long term care union representing 385,000 nursing home and home care workers, joined Fight for 15 activists at today’s McDonald’s strike.
SEIU Local 2015 Applauds California Attourney General Becerra’s Legal Action Against the Federal Goverment’s CMS Rule Change
May 13, 2019 (Sacramento, CA) – Today, SEIU Local 2015 President, April Verrett, shared the following comments during Attorney General Becerra’s press conference regarding the State’s legal action against the Federal Government’s CMS Rule Change:
“On behalf of our membership, I want to thank the Attorney General for taking the lead on this action against this hateful federal rule change targeting home care providers, and for being a voice for home care workers not only across California but across the nation.
Governor Newsom’s budget falls short on Long-term Care Services for California Seniors and People with Disabilities
May 9, 2019 (Sacramento, CA) – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2015 – representing 385,000 long term care workers across the state, released the following statement from President April Verrett after Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised budget proposal for 2019-2020:
“When running for Governor, Gavin Newsom made a commitment to prioritize the long-term care needs of California’s aging population when elected.
Caregivers with the County’s In-Home Care Program say this year’s budget fails to address the needs of all San Bernardino County Residents
SAN BERNARDINO — Today, SEIU Local 2015 Executive Vice President Kim Evon, released the following statement after the San Bernardino County released its 2020-2021 budget with no new resources to the county’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program that over 30,000 low-income seniors and people with disabilities depend on to receive care at home: