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
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,
The union that represents 10,000 home health care workers recently found out that the state will no longer be distributing PPE on a biweekly basis. That means regular shipment of gloves, gowns, surgical masks and face shields will be replaced with five cloth masks per quarter. “What I had to do yesterday was actually count
All home care workers protected by District 1199’s union contract with Connecticut’s Department of Social Services and Department of Developmental Services will receive a lump sum of hazard pay in the amount of 7.5% for all hours worked in the months of April, May and June 2020. The agreement between District 1199 and the State
This is part of a series of shows from Where We Live about the future of work after the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has caused major disruptions for workers’ careers, but the latest numbers show women have been hit particularly hard. Women, and especially women of color, are bearing some of the largest economic impacts
Social distancing is one way to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but for health care workers who provide care in people’s homes, especially for the elderly, that type of care brings heightened risks, experts say. Home health workers assist clients with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, toileting, walking and transferring out of bed; all things