San Benito’s long-term care providers demand access to healthcare benefits at Board of Supervisors office

Press Contact:
Terry Carter, 213 uies
October 23, 2023

**Media Advisory**

Tuesday, October 24th, 9am PT

San Benito Board of Supervisors County Administration Bldg.
481 4th St, 1st Floor
Hollister, CA 95023

San Benito 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 nearly 450,000 nursing home workers and home care providers— are sharing their stories at the Board of Supervisors office and demanding adequate healthcare benefits—a critical issue which the Board of Supervisors has thus far refused to address. SEIU 2015 members are demanding the BOS invest in long term care.

San Benito is the only county in the Central Coast that refuses to give healthcare to providers, and San Benito long-term care workers are leaving their jobs to find better pay and healthcare benefits. This shortage of care providers means San Benito consumers aren’t getting the care they need. Last year, more than 34,000 authorized care hours went unused in the county – meaning that many folks in the county were unable to find a care provider.

Long-term care workers (members of SEIU 2015); Supporters and allies from the SEIU Local 2015 community

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