The Labor and Public Employees Committee voted Thursday to advance a bill that would fine companies that act as fiscal intermediaries that don’t pay workers promptly. SB 942 was prompted by repeated problems with Allied Community Resources, which is contracted by the Department of Social Services to manage payroll for personal care assistants whose clients receive
More than 100 long-term care workers blocked traffic in Hartford at the Department of Social Services to draw attention to the treatment of caregivers providing services in home care, group homes and nursing homes. Workers gathered at the corner of Farmington Avenue and Flowers Street in demand of living wages and basic benefits like access
More than a dozen home care workers with New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU and their supporters were arrested Thursday after blocking the Enfield driveway of a state vendor to protest continued payroll issues with the company. Chanting, “We do our work every day, we should be paid,” 14 home care workers
Personal care attendants and union staff members united in civil disobedience action Thursday in Enfield to take a stand against Allied Community Resources and its abusive treatment of home care workers. Thousands of home care workers have missed timely and accurate wage payments due to errors by Allied. Now that Allied’s payroll agreement with the
Personal care attendants and union staff members united in civil disobedience action Thursday, February 11th in Enfield to take a stand against Allied Community Resources and its abusive treatment of home care workers. Read more HERE.
‘Personal caregivers do noble work — and are not adequately compensated’ – an OP-ED from the CT Mirror
We were all a little lonelier this Thanksgiving as COVID-19 means that visiting with friends and relatives is risky business. With the stress of working and living with the threat of this deadly virus running through our communities, we’ll be digging deeper to find the things for which we are grateful. As a 59-year-old man
As a disabled person who is bedridden when not in her wheelchair, Sharon Thorstenson depends on two personal care aides to see to her daily needs while keeping her safe from COVID-19. Two months ago, she lost her father to the virus which has killed 4,468 state residents since March. Thorstenson, a 55-year-old Southington resident,
Last year, I came up from Florida to visit my 85-year-old mother in Middletown and decided it was time to stay. Mom had several strokes a number of years ago. Her right side is paralyzed and she suffers from dementia, which when I visited was getting worse. She kept saying how much she missed me.
The union that represents 10,000 home health care workers recently found out that the state will no longer be distributing PPE on a biweekly basis. That means regular shipment of gloves, gowns, surgical masks and face shields will be replaced with five cloth masks per quarter. “What I had to do yesterday was actually count
Good union home care jobs must be at the center of fixing our nation’s overstretched and underfunded long-term care system and addressing the systemic racism and sexism that devalues essential home care workers. SEIU home care workers and caregiving activists across the country are taking action on Home Care Day 2020 to call on elected