Home Care Workers Vow to Stand Up for Good Jobs and Quality Home Care in Wake of Harris v. Quinn Ruling
“No court case is going to stand in the way of home care workers coming together to have a strong voice for good jobs and quality home care. At a time when wages remain stagnant and income inequality is out of control, joining together in a union is the only proven way home care workers have of improving their lives and the lives of the people they care for.”
That is the resounding message being spoken since the Supreme Court issued a ruling on Harris v. Quinn which places at risk Illinois home care workers ability to come together to have a strong voice for good jobs and quality home care.
Here is what, Tonya York, SEIU Local 521 Region 6 Vice President and home care provider has to say about the decision:
“No court case is going to stand in the way of our commitment to putting our community first. Our home care workers will continue using our collective voice to fight for good jobs and quality home care.”
For our grandparents, for our parents – Stand in solidarity with the home care workers who stand with us.
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The Supreme Court did not go so far as to overrule the 1977 Supreme Court decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. This means that traditional public employees can continue to join together in a union and retain the right to negotiate a fair share contract provision.
Said Tonya York: “Today, we are more determined than ever that joining together in unions is the best way for home care workers to ensure quality care for seniors and people with disabilities who want nothing more than to live independently at home.”