San Mateo Home Care

We represent nearly 3,000 workers at San Mateo Home Care.

Breaking News

Home Care victory: IHSS hours restored!

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.
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Living wage fight continues in San Mateo County
Living Wage for Home CareOver 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.

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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:  Wednesday, August 12 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @ Human Services Agency, Diamond Room – 271 92nd Street, Daly City or 3:30 -5:30 p.m. @Redwood City SEIU 521 Office 558 Brewster Ave, Suite 100, Redwood City

More Hours Appeal Training:  Tuesday, August 25  4:00 – 5:30 p.m. @Redwood City Union Office 558 Brewster Ave, Suite 100, Redwood City or Wednesday, Sept 2  11:00-12:30 p.m. @Human Services Agency, Diamond Room  271 92nd Street, Daly 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)

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Simply text Homecare to 787-753.
Para recibir noticias en espanol a su telefono, envie HomecareESP al numero 787-753.

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Read Chapter Newsletter, July 2015:  English  | Espanol |Chinese  (PDF)

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Chapter Leadership

Chapter Officers

Dolly Clemente, Chief Steward
Myrna Bravo, Chapter Chair
TuyHoa Do, Assistant Chief Steward

Chapter Stewards
Having a problem at work? Contact your worksite steward first:

North County
Dolly Clemente (Daly City) -
Rosario Mabbayad (Daly City)

South County
Myrna Bravo (E. Palo Alto)
Rosa Parada (Redwood City)

Chapter Contract(s)

Having a problem at work? Contact your steward first.

SM IHSS 2014-15 (PDF)

San Mateo Home Care Contract (PDF)

San Mateo Home Care Bylaws (PDF)

Chapter News Archive

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Our home care workers lobby for fair pay

Hidden cut in Brown budget will force tens of thousands of caregivers below the poverty line

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.


San Mateo 2013 Dental and Vision Dependent Open Enrollment Flyer (PDF)

SEIU applauds federal decision to approve key component of California’s Coordinated Care Initiative

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.



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