Santa Clara Home Care

We represent nearly 17,000 workers at Santa Clara Home Care In-Home Supportive Services

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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Simply text Homecare to 787-753.
Para recibir noticias en espanol a su telefono, envie HomecareESP al numero 787-753.
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IHSS Home Care Worker Training Class Schedule for 2015: Click here  

New health care choices for IHSS providers and their clients

Do you have Medicare, Medi-Cal, and IHSS hours? Or are you an IHSS provider?

If so, please join the CalDuals team for a free online presentation about new health care options available to you. The Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) and Cal MediConnect offer a way to get all your Medicare, Medi-Cal, pharmacy services, and LTSS services from one managed care health plan.  Learn more during our 40-min webinars:

Thursday, April 30, noon-1:00 p.m.

or Wednesday, May 13, noon-1:00 p.m.

Register for this webinar here:

To listen to the webinar by telephone only:

(213) 929-4231
Access code: 436-086-704

Please note: enrollment into Cal MediConnect or a Medi-Cal Managed Long-Term Supportive Service (MLTSS) plan does not change your IHSS hours, nor your ability to hire, fire, or manage your IHSS providers.

For more information about this program, please contact; please DO NOT contact your IHSS social worker with questions about Cal MediConnect.

Click here to read IHSS webinar flyer (PDF)

Read Chapter Newsletter, April 2015: 

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.  To know more details, read chapter newsletter, Jan. 2015:   English | Spanish Chinese | Tiếng Việt 

Chapter Contacts

Union Home Care Hotline:
English: (408) 678-3365 | Chinese: (408) 678-3387
Spanish: (408) 678-3368 | Vietnamese: (408) 678-3377

Public Authority:
. Sign-up for Medical & Dental Benefits, ECO Pass: (408) 350-3290
. Registry – Getting clients: (408) 350-3251

In-Home Supportive Services:
. Social workers: (408) 792-1600
1888 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA 95112

Case Management Information Payroll System ~ State of California
Providers’ Timesheet Processing Status:  1-866-376-7066

Having a problem at work? Contact your steward first.

Chapter Meetings & Events

General Membership Meeting: Sat., February 7, May 2, August 1, October 3 | 10 am- 12 pm | San Jose Union office

Appeal Training:  the third Wednesday of every month 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 4 pm-6 pm | San Jose Union office

  • Jan. 21, March 18 ,  May 20,  July 15, Sept. 16, Nov. 18 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • Feb. 18, April 15,  June 17, Aug. 19, Oct. 21 (4 p.m. -  6 p.m.)

Chapter Leadership Meeting/Steward Council Meeting: last Saturday of every month | 10 -12 pm | San Jose Union office

Chapter  Leadership Training: 4-6 p.m.

  • COPE/Membership and Orientation Training: Jan 26, June 22
  • Home meeting: Feb 23, July 27
  • Hotline; March 23, Aug 24
  • Appeals Training: April 27, Sept 28
  • History Homecare: May 26, Oct 26 

Steward Workshops
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Chapter Leadership: Officers & Stewards

Chapter Chair: Fred Wikkeling
Chief Steward: Tina Nguyen
Assistant Chief Steward: Khoa Ly, Jo Yang, Lu Xu, Po Ling Wong and Kim Pham

Santa Clara Stewards & Officers List, May 2015   (PDF)

Steward Workshops
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Chapter Contract

Memorandum of Agreement (PDF)

Chapter News Archive

Gov. Brown: Keep your promise #Overtime4Caregivers

Rally for home care overtime in OaklandDemanding equality for all workers, legislators, clergy, seniors and community groups joined caregivers at multiple rallies across the state on Feb. 11, escalating pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown to keep his promise to treat all workers equally under the law and allow In-Home Supportive Services providers to earn overtime pay after a 40-hours work week. Read more…

Overtime pay for home care workers

We continue to fight to get overtime for our home care workers. Home care providers often work around the clock to take care of their clients and deserve the same rights as other workers.

Sign the petition to win overtime!

Santa Clara Home Care Newsletter, June 2014 (PDF):  English | Spanish | Chinese |  Vietnamese 

Home care workers win overtime
Home care rally, June 5We won a victory on June 15 by getting overtime pay for our home care workers. #EveryHourCounts
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New Contract Strengthens Home Care Program in Santa Clara County

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