Seniors and people with disabilities across the state are not able to get the care they need and deserve because there is a lack of caregivers caused by low wages and lack of benefits.
That is why home care workers have come together to form their Union with SEIU Healthcare Minnesota. In our first contract, we won gains like Paid Time Off, Free Training and an Increase in the Pay Floor for home care workers.
These changes were first steps to stabilizing the home care industry in Minnesota so seniors and people with disabilities can get the care they need and deserve.
Now, as we are fighting for a second contract with a $15 minimum wage, pay for overtime and more training opportunities, a corporate special interest group is trying to roll back our work. They also support cutting Medicare, which would mean less resources for the care of our families.
But they have tried to stop us before, and we only get stronger. But we need everyone to help fight back against attacks and work to make sure we are taking real steps to address the care crisis that is hurting too many families in Minnesota.
If you are a Home Care Worker (PCA), find out how to get involved in this fight and become a member of SEIU HERE.
If you want to support home care workers and the people we care for, sign up for our mailing list HERE.