July 31, 2017
Governor Brown’s 2017-2018 state budget, which was signed into law in June, gives us a better chance to negotiate wages with our counties up to $1.10/hour over the state’s minimum wage. This is good news in our fight for better wages and benefits! In the past, IHSS home care providers have struggled to win wage increases in counties where the Board of Supervisors insisted there was not enough money. The new budget gives us more tools to hold counties accountable and help us win wage and benefit increases.
However, we do not automatically get the $1.10 increase — UDW caregivers must first bargain with our individual counties to win these much-needed raises. That’s where you come in! We need IHSS providers in every county to fill out our bargaining survey. Let us know what we should be fighting for and volunteer to get involved in your local bargaining campaign at www.udwa.org/bargaining.
Caregiver and UDW President
Help us fight for what matters to you: fill out our bargaining survey at www.udwa.org/bargaining.
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