Tell Gov. Brown:
“Every hour counts”
Home care workers in California are standing up to a proposed hours cap in Governor Brown’s 2014 budget that would push more than 60,000 home care workers below the poverty time.
Last year, the Obama Administration issued a new rule that extends the same overtime protections enjoyed by other hourly workers to our nations home care workforce. This policy would help bridge the income inequality gap for low-wage in-home care givers while ensuring the continued delivery of quality care that our seniors and people with disabilities need.
The Brown Administration in California is undermining this effort by proposing a drastic cut in hours for tens of thousands of caregivers through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program – cuts that will place workers deeper in poverty and jeopardize the continuity of care seniors and people with disabilities rely on to live safely at home.
More than 60,000 IHSS workers count on overtime pay to make ends meet. The Governor’s proposal would slash their paychecks by up to 43%.
We are asking legislators to reject the Governor’s hours cap proposal.
Our message is simple: Every Hour Counts!
Sign the petition:
Tell Governor Brown: Don’t cap hours for IHSS caregivers
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