July 2, 2021
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Agency bargaining has begun! We recently completed our first bargaining sessions with ResCare Home Care, Addus WA, Amicable, Millenia, First Choice, Chesterfield, Concerned Citizens, CCS, and Full Life Care. And we’ll be meeting with KWA and Addus MT in the coming weeks.
Bargaining wins so far:
We’re fighting for better wages, benefits, and respect, and we’ve already made progress with many of these agencies in our fight for:
- Language equity including translations of our contracts
- Notifications to help keep immigrant caregivers safer
- Expanding the definition of “family member” for benefits
- Annual review of anti-harassment, abuse, and discrimination (HADit) plans and policies
- And much more!
We’ll begin bargaining for raises, health benefits, retirement, and other economics in July.
During bargaining, we will also be negotiating an extension of Hazard Pay through December 2021.