Cap on IHSS care will hurt California’s most vulnerable
When President Obama extended minimum wage and overtime protections to the nation’s home care workers, surely he didn’t intend for many of these same workers and their clients to be plunged into poverty and pushed out of their homes. Unfortunately, Gov. Brown’s recent proposal to cap workers’ hours will do just that. Read more.
New Contract Strengthens Home Care Program in Santa Clara County
After months of negotiations, Santa Clara County and SEIU Local 521 home care workers have reached a new agreement that puts our community first by strengthening the In-Home Supportive Services program.
We represent nearly 17,000 workers at Santa Clara Home Care (Santa Clara County In-Home Supported Services – IHSS).
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. Social workers: (408) 792-1600
1888 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA 95112
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In the Media:
County homecare workers continue to campaign for a living wage, El Observador, Feb. 7, 2014
Quality Care @ Home
In-Home Supportive Services providers help clients like Bobby to live independently and with dignity at home; yet workers like Mary earn 63 percent below the living wage.
Action Alert: Call on Yeager to Support Home Care
Call on Supervisor Ken Yeager and tell him to Support Quality Care @ Home. Santa Clara County needs to invest in the In-Home Supportive Services for its growing population of seniors and people with disabilities. If we work together and keep up the pressure, we can win this fight! Call on Supervisor Ken Yeager and tell him to Support Quality Care @ Home. Santa Clara County needs to invest in the In-Home Supportive Services for its growing population of seniors and people with disabilities. If we work together and keep up the pressure, we can win this fight!
Santa Clara County home care take-over
On Jan. 27, we took over the 10th floor of 70 West Hedding, where the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has its offices. We held a sit-in against the county’s lack of investment in the In-Home Supportive Service program, and the low wages paid to its workers.
Quality Care @ Home Gains Momentum in Santa Clara County
Hundreds of home care workers jammed the chambers of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Feb. 4, one more escalation in a series of protests that have become a regular feature at the board meetings.
Their message remains the same: Our community needs a stronger IHSS system and workers need a fair contract and better pay.
Read Santa Clara Home Care Newsletter, Jan. 2014
March for living wage
We filled the chambers at the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 14. We’re asking Santa Clara to put Community First and invest in Quality Care @ Home.