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 years to $16.25/hour for those making under $14.75 *Workers’ compensation coverage by next year *Overall
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 3/31/21: Sick Leave Click here to download the form (Word Document) and in Spanish here 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 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):Access to workers comp insurance for work-related injury or illness including covid-19 contracted at work
Priority Access to the COVID-19 vaccine for PCAs:Click here for more info
File a grievance here: Click here to access the form
Help home care workers have a stronger voice and become a member today! Click here to become a member
Learn more about your rights; click here to view your Home Care Contract: Home Care Contract
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 workers.” The ad awaits the “heroes” who will “rise to rebuild the middle class and
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 whether to give our union increased resources so we can take on the challenges and
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 showed how strong our voices can be when they are united.
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 hundred home care workers participated in the negotiations with the State that led to this
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.
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 for better wages, benefits and have a voice in Connecticut’s home care system. “Before the
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.
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.
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.