San Luis Obispo/Thousand Oaks/Tustin, CA— Nearly 200 home care providers at BrightSpring/All Ways Caring, a private community health services provider offering a range of long-term care services, have reached a tentative agreement on their first union contract as members of SEIU 2015. Caregivers at the company’s San Luis Obispo, Thousand Oaks, and Tustin facilities have successfully negotiated changes to improve pay and benefits and as part of a three-year contract.
In July, BrightSpring/All Ways Caring workers voted in an overwhelming majority to form their union with SEIU Local 2015, the nation’s largest long-term union. On Wednesday, they celebrated that decision as they reached a tentative agreement that will, among other things, create and implement a wage scale that rewards seniority, offer a ratification bonus, provide bereavement pay, and protect pay differentials, healthcare coverage, retirement, and sick leave. Most importantly, this contract strengths union protections to safeguard workers and ensure fair and equitable representation.
“This is the first time this company has recognized seniority and now it’s part of the contract! Hopefully that will lead to more people wanting to think about long-term care for a rewarding career,” said Virgina Cosey, Brightspring/All Ways Caring caregiver.
Caregivers at BrightSpring/All Way Caring visit patients in their homes and provide vital services to those who need it. BrightSpring/All Ways Caring home care providers join approximately 400 of their co-workers who already formed their unions in the Sacramento, Stockton, and Fairfield areas in 2018 and 2019. This is the company’s first master contract covering all their union facilities.