Local News Coverage: Humboldt County long-term care providers speak out for livable wages and solutions to caregiver shortages

August 10, 2023
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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 – held a rally at the Humboldt County Courthouse to demand livable wages and solutions to the county’s severe caregiver shortage.  

In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers are calling on the Humboldt Board of Supervisors to take decisive action to ensure seniors and people with disabilities can access the life-saving care they need. These providers have been bargaining with the County for more than a year, but the County has failed to offer a wage proposal that reflects the essential role of IHSS workers.

KRCRTV (ABC): In-home caregivers demand higher pay at Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting

Members of In-home Supportive Service (IHSS) workers gathered at the Humboldt County Courthouse Tuesday morning in the hopes of improving their current contract with the county.

The workers are requesting higher wages after what they say has been at least five years without any pay increases in the county. Read the full article here.

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Times Standard: IHSS workers ‘frustrated’ with contract delay, tensions mount

Members of SEIU 2015, a union for caregivers, have been attending Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meetings regularly, holding signs and wearing purple t-shirts. Caregivers say they are getting more frustrated with the inaction of the Board, with a union organizer saying contract negotiations have gone on for around a year. Read the full article online here.