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