Home care workers to “occupy” supervisors’ chambers

Media Advisory – Jan. 31, 2013

Contact:  Khanh Weinberg –  (408) 921-0098

Thursday promises to be not “business as usual” at 70 W. Hedding St.

SAN JOSE – Workers will hold a sit-in at Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors’ offices today until they can meet with the elected officials to resolve grievances.

SEIU Local 521’s In-Home Supportive Services workers have been bargaining with the county since December. Four out of seven scheduled negotiations sessions were canceled by the county representative; the county has not responded to the workers’ proposals; and information requested of the county has not been provided.

“We will be there to ask for one thing: Respect,” said Ellen Rollins, a home care worker. “Respect us as working people and show us respect at the bargaining table.”

WHAT: Santa Clara County home care workers stage sit-in action
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., TODAY
WHERE: 70 W. Hedding  St., 10th Floor, San Jose

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The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide.  SEIU is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. For more information, visit www.seiu521.org

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