For me, July 1 is my “a little more Independence Day.” I’m getting a raise from $15.85 to $16.25 an hour, along with 10,000 personal care attendants like me who with our union negotiated a raise through Connecticut’s Medicaid waiver program. It’s more than I ever expected to make, but life in Connecticut, where you need to
As the Home Care providers Union, we are united around quality care for Consumers and quality jobs for caregivers. Before and during this pandemic, PCAs and our Consumers have worked tirelessly to win the following:
Raises implemented on July 1st, 2020: PCAs increased to $16.25; those making more received a 1.5% increase
Hazard pay of 7.5% for all hours worked April 1st – June 30, 2020
Access to COVID related paid leave through 12/31/20: Sick Leave Click here to download the form (Word Document) and Extended Paid Family & Medical Leave Click here to download the form (Word Document)
Time and a half Pay on Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, MLK Day, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July
Access to Overtime, Increasing Individual Budgets, or Expedited New Hires: for DSS Consumers or PCAs Click here to download the form
(PDF Document) and for DDS Consumers or PCAs Click here to download the form
Access to Workers Comp Insurance for work-related injury or illness (including COVID-19 contracted at work):
To file for Workers compensation, call Atlantic Charter within the first 2 days to assure they have a claim number from them to use for medical care. Next, complete the 30c form here. One signed copy should be faxed to the district of injury. One copy should be sent certified mail/return receipt requested to your Employer. Mail a third copy regular mail to Atlantic Charter (Attn: Paul Hammond, Sr. Claims/Loss Control Specialist at Atlantic Charter, 25 New Chardon St, Boston MA 02114). Always keep one copy for yourself.
If you have further questions, contact Paul Hammond at Atlantic Charter (Phone: 617-488-6546; Fax: 617-207-4344; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also reach out to 1199’s Workers Comp organizer, Alison Sylvia, for questions or to get help at email@example.com or by calling the Union at 860-549-1199.
Are you paid by Allied or Sunset Shores and experiencing a pay problem?
File a grievance here: https://act.seiu.org/onlineactions/1U8Ws5UKW0i_26NChQ4N3Q2
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Act now and send this petition to the Commissioners regarding our well being amidst COVID-19! Toma acción ahora y envía esta petición a los Comisionados para velar por nuestro bienestar durante la crisis de COVID-19 To: DSS Commissioner Deidre Gifford, DSS Division of Health Services Director Kate McEvoy, DDS Commissioner Jordan Scheff and PCA Workforce
PCA In Home Caregiver’s should stay informed with information from the State of CT DDS website: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus Concerning COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself and others. Here is a link that includes a Screening Flow Chart for you before you provide care to others. Please click on the link below to access important information: