Santa Clara Home Care

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Cap on IHSS care will hurt California’s most vulnerable
Andrea with her sister, Tonya YorkWhen 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
Home care actionAfter 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.

Learn more about the “Quality Care @ Home” campaign!

More news for home care workers

We represent nearly 17,000 workers at Santa Clara Home Care (Santa Clara County In-Home Supported Services – IHSS).

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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.

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

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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
Home Care Community Heroes flier Mary Castelo & Bobby TalamentezIn-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 Supervisor Dave Cortese addresses protesters at the January 27 sit-in.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.

Box SCIHSS-BOS-20140204Quality 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

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

SC-IHSS-BOS-20140114-001March 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.

 

OFFICERS

SCIHSS Stewards and Officers list (PDF)

 

CONTRACT

IHSS Contract Feb 1 2012 -Feb 2 2014 (PDF)

 

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