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 Contract

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Trump Administration Targets Home Care Workforce with Racist CMS Rule Change

HARTFORD – Today, as part of the Trump administration’s ongoing attack against working people and Medicaid, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a rule that denies more than half a million independent provider home care workers the …

Watch as 1199 member Denitra Pearson expresses the importance of Paid Family & Medical Leave in CT

As a working mother in Connecticut, SEIU1199 member Denitra Pearson experiences firsthand the importance of having the freedom of Paid Family & Medical Leave. Connecticut can be a place where working families can afford to have the freedom of caring …

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Home Care Contract Highlights

Wage Increases for PCAs who make less than $15/hour (75% of our Bargaining Unit): PCAs who make less than $15/hour will enjoy a 30% increase in our minimum rates, up to $15/hour by July 2018 and up to $16.25 by …

Home Care Workers Ratify New Contract

For years home care workers have been fighting for $15/hr minimum wage and workers’ compensation.  At last, we have reached a ground-breaking tentative agreement with many important victories for home care workers including: * PCA Minimum wage rising over two …


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 …

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, …