Home care march for a living wage

SC-IHSS-BOS-20140114-001Our home care workers filled the chambers at the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 14. Members spoke before the Board of Supervisors before rising from their seats and marching through the halls of the County Government Center.

homecare marchWe’re asking Santa Clara to put Community First and invest in Quality Care @ Home.

Home care workers stay strong together to fight for a fair contract.

Quality Care at Home LogoSimilar to fast-food workers who are waging a campaign to earn decent wages, Santa Clara County’s more-than-17,000 home care providers barely make enough to get by.

Their work is not very visible to the public, but thousands of lives are entrusted in their care and their services allow clients to live independently, and with dignity, at home.

The state’s population is aging and the need for in-home care will only grow in the future. Today, Santa Clara County has about 200,000 individuals who are over 65 years old. By 2030, that’s going to double to be more than 1 in 5 residents. Santa Clara County has identified transportation and home health to be two of the most pressing needs for this segment of the population.

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Join our campaign to put our “Community First” by supporting Quality Care @ Home. Please like and share: fb.com/seiu521homecare

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