We represent nearly 3,000 workers at San Mateo Home Care.
Caregivers and supporters took their message of equality and justice Feb. 26 right to Gov. Brown’s Oakland front door, as part of a series of 24 hours of events statewide. Join us in solidarity: Sign the petition to win overtime!
Living wage fight continues in San Mateo County
Over the past year, SEIU Local 521 members waged a courageous fight to demand a path out of poverty for home care providers in San Mateo County, joining the “Fight for 15″ national movement.
In January, members agreed to a contract that increases their hourly wage by 10% to $12.65 – far less than the $17 an hour needed to attain self-sufficiency in the costly region. Nonetheless, the campaign raised awareness about the importance of having a living wage and spurred the county to begin serious conversations about a county-wide ordinance addressing the issue.
Important note: The overtime and travel time pay changes will be postponed from January 1, 2015 until further notice. This is due to a decision made by the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. on Dec. 31, 2014. This means that you will be paid the same regular pay rate. Our union and other advocacy organizations are working together to fight back on this issue. We will keep you informed regarding any updates on this matter.
- Read more about important information about overtime pay, dates for General Membership Meeting & new timesheet trainings here: English | Espanol | Chinese
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How to complete new timesheets
Starting in May 2013, IHSS will have a new payroll system and a new process for submitting timesheets by providers.
Victory for Home Care: Overtime and minimum wage protections
Thanks to the action by the Department of Labor on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 home care workers – like the 20,000 represented by SEIU Local 521 in the counties of Santa Clara and San Mateo – are finally invisible no more.