Home Care

On this page, you will find occasional updates about our campaign to win a voice for Connecticut’s home care workers and to ensure quality care for those that we serve.  For more frequent updates, as well as information for workers, consumers, and family members.

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Home Care Collective Bargaining Agreement

Home Care Workers Ratify New Contract

CONGRATULATIONS! Home care members voted overwhelmingly voted YES to approve our home care contract. Home care workers fought for years to win this groundbreaking agreement that includes: * $15/hr min wage by April 2018 *Workers’ compensation coverage by January 2018 …

NEW 1199 AD ON BUDGET CASTS KLARIDES AND FASANO CAST AS “PROTECTORS OF BILLIONAIRES”AS CT AWAITS HEROES

The new ad out today sets Connecticut’s budget drama in an action movie trailer.   The ad sets the stage by opening “In a state where some legislators side with corporate lobbyists to protect billionaires and corporations while attacking middle class …

1199 Members Vote to Make Our Union Stronger

This past week 1199 members voted on two important issues facing our union.  First, members had to decide whether our newly organized child care members would be added to the list of workers in our union’s jurisdiction.  Secondly, members voted on …

VOTING HOURS EXTENDED AT 2 HARTFORD POLLS

A Hartford judge has decided to extend voting hours to 8:30 p.m. at two city polling locations that saw delays and missing registration lists early Tuesday morning. The extended hours will apply to the Batchelder School at 757 New Britain Avenue and …

Home Care Workers Win Historic Contract

Historic first contract for home care workers has been approved by legislators! Thank you to all who made phone calls, met with lawmakers and talked to your friends and neighbors. You helped make this happen. Together we made history and …

We’re Voting on our First Home Care Contract!

We did it! We have a tentative agreement for our very first home care contract! By uniting as a union, we became stronger together and gained an effective voice to speak up for ourselves and our consumers. More than a …

CT Legislature Stands with Home Care Workers & Consumers

CT Legislature Stands with Home Care Workers After 6 and a half hours of debate, the Connecticut State Senate passed legislation on May 3rd that grants family child care providers and home care workers the right to negotiate with the state for better pay and benefits and improved training.

Home Care Workers Win Collective Bargaining

After six hours of debate, the Connecticut State Senate passed H.B. 5312 by a vote of 22 to 14. More than 6,000 home care workers, who voted last month to join SEIU District 1199NE, will now be able to bargain …

Home Care Workers and Consumers Celebrate Overwhelming YES Vote, Creating a Union with 1199

Home care consumers and workers gathered on Thursday, March 29 to celebrate the formation of CT Home Care United, the first-ever union for Connecticut’s in-home care providers, a new chapter of the state’s largest union of health care workers,  District 1199, SEIU.

We Did It! Connecticut Home Care Providers Vote “Yes” To Form Union

Home care consumers and workers gathered on March 29th to celebrate the formation of CT Home Care United, the first-ever union for Connecticut’s in-home care providers, a new division of District 1199, SEIU.

VIDEO: Personal Care Assistants And Consumers Talk About The Union Difference

Our consumers support us because they know that by improving the standards of our jobs, we can reduce turnover and continue working together with them to improve the quality and accessibility of care. Watch this video clip to hear testimony from consumers and workers about the difference a union would make in their lives.

Connecticut’s PCAs and Consumers Talk About the Difference a Union Will Make


Connecticut’s home care workers and personal care assistants are forming a union – and our consumers support us! Check out the video above to learn why!

Now Is The Time To Stand Together

Personal care attendants in Connecticut are now ready to choose a union to advocate for our consumers and our families.

Why CT Home Care Workers Are Uniting Together

Far too often, home care workers are forced to leave the consumers or loved ones we care for in order to find work that offers benefits, paid time off or more hours. For some consumers, the high turnover of the …

“We want to care for others, but we need to care for ourselves too.”

Not long ago, PCAs in Massachusetts were struggling to give their consumers the best possible care in the face of uncertainty. They were facing unstable funding and possible cuts in hours–on top of receiving no benefits and no sick time or paid time off.

“If we can get this union going, it would help us and help them.”

New Haven resident Caldwell Johnson hires PCAs through an agency for assist him with everyday things, including help getting out of bed, showering, getting dressed and cleaning his home. He needs at least eight hours a day of services to …

A New Solution to Home Care Workforce Problems

A Quality Home Care Council Home caregivers provide the critical assistance that allows consumers to live independently in their own homes, yet the home care system is riddled with challenges for consumers and caregivers alike. Most caregivers receive low wages, …

Child Care and Home Care Consumers, Workers Applaud Governor Malloy’s Move to Improve Care

FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Executive Order Creates an Official Voice for Consumers and Providers in Addressing Child Care and Home Care Workforce Crises Hartford – Connecticut’s seniors, people with disabilities, and young children applaud Governor Dannel P. Malloy …

People with Disabilities and Workers Team Up for Quality Care & Services

On November 17, leaders from the union and disability advocacy movements joined together to sign a historic document called “Guiding Principles: For Partnerships with Unions and Emerging Worker Organizations When Individuals Direct Their Own Services and Supports.” For nearly three …

Connecticut Personal Care Attendants: Uniting With 500,000 Home Care Workers Nationwide

Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) in Connecticut have the opportunity to join together in Home Care Workers United – District 1199 SEIU to win improvements for themselves in their jobs and improve the quality of care for the seniors and people with disabilities they provide care for.