On Saturday, home care workers and clients gathered from around Minnesota at the SEIU Union office to strategize plans to improve our state’s long-term care system at the Capitol this year. Members told compelling stories about the need to raise pay and lift the hours cap on caregivers in the interest of those we serve.
Governor Tim Walz attended the meeting, listened to member stories and pledged to continue supporting and championing our efforts to improve the long-term care system in Minnesota. Governor Walz also mentioned that in the event of a state budget surplus, this year, he hoped to include our work in a supplemental budget bill at the capitol this year.
The Governor stayed longer than planned to make sure members and clients were able to get photos. Thank you Governor Walz for being a champion for home care workers.