Update as of Feb. 24, 10:40 p.m.:
Home Care workers cancel protest
The County of Santa Clara and its In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workforce have reached a tentative agreement that will strengthen the program by investing in additional training for providers as well as providing more community outreach to increase public awareness about long-term care.
The protest scheduled for 8:00 a.m. Tuesday at 70 W. Hedding St. in San Jose – where hundreds were expected – will be turned into a celebratory rally.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00 AM
WHERE: Santa Clara County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose CA 95110
(Corner of First Street and West Hedding)
With an aging population and a growing need, home care workers are crucial to the future well-being of our community. However, Santa Clara County pays our home care workers an average yearly income of $11,500, or 65% below a living wage income.
Home care workers should not be forced to live at or below the federal poverty line. While the County of Santa Clara has given other employees cost-of-living adjustments, they refuse to pay home care workers a living wage.
Bring your clients, friends and family and let’s show our strength!
Shuttles from the Union Office to the County Office will be provided from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Please R.S.V.P. if you need a ride.
Union address: SEIU Local 521, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose CA 95131
* Bus 61 & 62
* Light rail: Civic Center Station
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