Caregivers are leading the way to fix California’s broken long-term care industry with a statewide bus tour in support of the “Our Care Counts” bill
WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
11 AM: San Francisco District Office
12 PM: San Francisco City Hall
3 PM: Berkeley Ed Roberts Center
WHERE: San Francisco District Office at 455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco City Hall at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102
Berkeley Ed Roberts Center at 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703
WHO: In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers like Daisy McArthur, Brenda Garner, Feng Chen, supporters and allies from the SEIU Local 2015 community, and local leaders/elected officials.
WHAT: California’s IHSS workers are arriving in the Bay Area as part of a statewide caravan bus tour demanding California elected officials to pass the “Our Care Counts” Bill – or Assembly Bill 1672 – that would improve the pay and benefits of hundreds of thousands of essential home care providers across California by enabling statewide collective bargaining. Caregivers and supporters alike will gather at San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ District Office before moving to City Hall, where speakers will reveal a historic, landmark announcement. The caravan will then move to Berkeley and gather at the Ed Roberts Center.
This bus tour will mobilize thousands of care providers and their supporters at various campaign events across the state, from Fresno and San Bernardino to San Francisco and San Benito. The bus tour will culminate with a powerful rally at the steps of the capitol in Sacramento. (See map) (See Care-a-Van schedule)
WHY: IHSS caregivers face rising costs of living, inflation, and economic uncertainty, making it even more critical to standardize the industry statewide and push for higher wages and benefits so they can continue their essential work for California’s rapidly aging population and our community members with disabilities.
This legislation, launched in partnership with the United Domestic Workers (UDW), would enable workers to negotiate directly with the State to make changes needed to recruit, train, and retain the home care workforce California needs.
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