Connecticut’s independent home care personal care attendants (PCAs) rallied at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford on Tuesday to demand a fair contract from Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration. A group of participants engaged in peaceful civil disobedience at the gates of the residence with 15 trespassing tickets issued by the Hartford Police Department. “If Connecticut cares
“As a union home care worker, I feel that our pain must be heard, our struggles understood, and that those in leadership must take all actions necessary to make sure that each personal care attendant (PCA), and those we care for, can live in dignity. We need Gov. Ned Lamont to fund our Long-Term Care
More than 10,000 home care workers represented by the New England Health Care Workers Union, SEIU District 1199 are waiting for negotiations to resume this week with the state for increased pay, health care and a path to retirement. Negotiations with the state have gone nowhere, according to Diedre Murch, home care director and vice
This Mother’s Day, my hope is that all mothers, but especially those of us who are caregivers to children with special needs, will gain the ability to care for our own health with affordable health care. I have been personally caring for my son, Yehoshua, at home for the past 10 years. He was born
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
More than a dozen home care workers with New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU and their supporters were arrested Thursday after blocking the Enfield driveway of a state vendor to protest continued payroll issues with the company. Chanting, “We do our work every day, we should be paid,” 14 home care workers
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.
‘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