We represent nearly 3,000 workers at San Mateo Home Care.
A New SEIU Local to Lift Home Care Workers Out of Poverty
Starting in June, SEIU Local 521 Home Care workers are taking the first momentous step in uniting with other long-term care workers in California to form one strong statewide local union with one clear goal: winning $15 an hour for all home care workers in California.
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 here: English | Espanol | Chinese
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General Membership Meeting: Tuesday, May 12 | 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @ Human Services Agency 1487 Huntington Avenue, Room 28, South San Francisco or 4:00 -6:00 p.m. @Redwood City SEIU 521 Office 558 Brewster Ave, Suite 100, Redwood City
More Hours Appeal Training: Thursday, April 30 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. or Wednesday, May 27 4:00-6:00 p.m. @Redwood City Union Office 558 Brewster Ave, Suite 100, Redwood City
- Due to limited amount of space, RSVP is a must. Questions or RSVP, please call 650-801-3501 (English), 650-801-3502 (Spanish), 650-801-3503 (Chinese)
Sign up for Text Updates:
Simply text Homecare to 787-753.
Para recibir noticias en espanol a su telefono, envie HomecareESP al numero 787-753.
Sign-up for email alerts: http://521.seiu.org/signup
Dolly Clemente, Chief Steward
Myrna Bravo, Chapter Chair
TuyHoa Do, Assistant Chief Steward
Dolly Clemente (Daly City) -
Rosario Mabbayad (Daly City)
Myrna Bravo (E. Palo Alto)
Rosa Parada (Redwood City)
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SM IHSS 2014-15 (PDF)
Chapter Newsletters (PDF)
- Nov. 2014: English | Español | Chinese
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- Jul. 2014 - English | Español | Chinese
- Mar. 2014 - English | Chinese | Español
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.