It’s been more than a year since COVID-19 came to Connecticut, and Kara O’Dwyer is just barely making it all work. With three jobs, an eighth grader learning at home and a mom in a high-risk category, she’s found herself at the whims of government aid — the stimulus checks and boosted unemployment benefits —
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
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.
Luz Morales was working as a certified nursing assistant at RegalCare at Waterbury, a nursing home, when she fell ill with COVID-19. At home, her 70-year-old mother, Nicia, looked in on her. “I could see the concern in her soft brown eyes,” Morales recalls. “‘Como te sientes?’ she asked me. ‘Un poquito mejor,’ I answer.
Frontline long-term caregivers look back at the early days of the pandemic The New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199NE, SEIU, and the Union’s Training and Upgrade Fund are proud to present the book “Care Under COVID.” Union nursing home caregivers and home care workers will be sharing their stories from the front lines
‘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 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%
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.