September 21, 2021 Update: All Ways Caring Washington (ResCare) APs will get a $2.45 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked from July 1 through December 31, 2021.   

You can read the latest MOU here.   


April 23, 2021 Update: All Ways Caring Washington (ResCare) APs will get a $2.54 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked in April, May, and June 2021.  

You can read the latest MOU here.   


January 25, 2021 Update: ResCare Home Care APs will get a $2.54 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked in January, February, and March 2021. 

You can read the latest MOU here.  

Rescare Home Care APs are also in the 1A priority group for getting the COVID-19 vaccine because of our advocacy as a Union. Learn how to get the vaccine here


August 27, 2020 update: We have exciting news for ResCare (All Ways Caring HomeCare) caregivers. Our bargaining team has been working to reach an agreement with ResCare about extending Hazard Pay – and thanks to workers raising their voices, we have made it happen!

Hazard pay: ResCare APs will now get a $2.73 increase to your base wages for all hours worked in July, August, and September. You’ll receive your hazard pay for hours you’ve worked in your September 10 paycheck.

PPE: You will continue to be provided with all the necessary PPE for caring for all your clients. You can ask your supervisor for PPE – contact us if you haven’t received PPE upon request.


Through impact bargaining, ResCare caregivers have won:

  1. Hazard Pay: ResCare APs will receive an additional $3.15 an hour for every hour worked in May and June. We are all on the front lines, so all ResCare APs will receive this pay, regardless if you are caring for a client with COVID-19.
  2. More PPE: ResCare has committed to spending additional funds to provide PPE and supplies intended to protect workers, including one-time-use N-95 masks, gowns, and gloves for caring for test-positive clients.
  3. Healthcare and Training: ResCare is increasing their hourly contribution rate to the Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust for all hours worked in May and June, so no one loses healthcare coverage.

See the full MOU here.

Despite the State facing a growing budget deficit as a result of the pandemic, Governor Inslee agreed to increase funding for home care agencies like ResCare in order to provide this immediate support to caregivers. This was all made possible because of caregivers like you sending letters, signing petitions, sharing your stories, and so much more to demand the Legislature prioritize caregivers to receive Federal stimulus money.

Standing together got us to this point – we need to keep this up to make sure that caregivers are treated as the essential professionals they are.

September 8, 2021 Update:

September 8, 2021 Update: KWA APs will get a $2.55 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked from July 1 through December 31, 2021. We’ll also receive an additional $1 of targeted Hazard Pay per hour if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. 

You can read the latest MOU here.  


April 2, 2021 Update: KWA APs will get a $2.55 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked in April, May, and June 2021. We’ll also receive an additional $1 of targeted Hazard Pay per hour if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. 

You can read the latest MOU here.  


February 5, 2021 Update: KWA APs will get a $2.55 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked in January, February, and March 2021. We’ll also receive an additional $1 of targeted Hazard Pay per hour if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. 

You can read the latest MOU here.  

KWA APs are also in the 1A priority group for getting the COVID-19 vaccine because of our advocacy as a Union. Learn how to get the vaccine here


August 21, 2020 update: We have exciting news for KWA caregivers. Our bargaining team has been working to reach an agreement with KWA about extending Hazard Pay – and thanks to workers raising their voices, we have made it happen!

Hazard pay: KWA APs will now get a $2.73 increase to your base wages for all hours worked in July, August, and September. You’ll also receive an additional $1 an hour of targeted hazard pay if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client.  You’ll see your hazard pay for hours you already worked in your August 31 paycheck.

PPE: You will continue to be provided with all the necessary PPE for caring for all your clients.

You can read the latest MOU here. 


Through impact bargaining, KWA caregivers have won:  

  1. Hazard Pay: KWA APs will receive an additional $3.15 an hour for every hour worked in May and June. We are all on the front lines, so all KWA APs will receive this pay, regardless if you are caring for a client with COVID-19. And you’ll get an additional $1 targeted-hazard pay per hour for taking care of COVID-19 test-positive clients. 
  2. More PPE: KWA has committed to spending additional funds to provide PPE and supplies intended to protect workers, including one-time-use N-95 masks, gowns, and gloves for caring for test-positive clients. 
  3. Healthcare and Training: KWA is increasing their hourly contribution rate to the Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust for all hours worked in May and June, so no one loses healthcare coverage. 

See the full MOU here.

Despite the State facing a growing budget deficit as a result of the pandemic, Governor Inslee agreed to increase funding for home care agencies like KWA in order to provide this immediate support to caregivers. This was all made possible because of caregivers like you sending letters, signing petitions, sharing your stories, and so much more to demand the Legislature prioritize caregivers to receive Federal stimulus money.  

Standing together got us to this point – we need to keep this up to make sure that caregivers are treated as the essential professionals they are. 

August 1, 2021 Update: CCS APs will get a $2.45 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked from July 1 to December 31, 2021.

You can read the latest MOU here.


April 23, 2021 Update: CCS APs will get a $3.00 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked in April, May, and June 2021.  

You can read the latest MOU here.   

Additionally, CCS has agreed to pay any caregiver who shows proof of your COVID-19 vaccination $100. To receive the payment, you must provide a valid copy of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued by a Healthcare Professional or Clinic Site once you’ve completed the vaccination series (two shots for Pfizer or Moderna and one shot for Johnson & Johnson).

You can read the COVID Vaccination Time Loss Program MOU here.


January 15, 2021 Update: CCS APs will continue to get a $3 increase to our base wages for all hours worked in January, February, and March. We’ll also continue to receive an additional $25 of targeted Hazard Pay per shift if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. 

You can read the latest MOU here.   

CCS APs are also in the 1A priority group for getting the COVID-19 vaccine because of our advocacy as a Union. Learn how to get the vaccine here


August 13, 2020 Update: We have exciting news for CCS caregivers. Our bargaining team has been working to reach an agreement with CCS about extending Hazard Pay – and thanks to workers raising their voices, we have made it happen!

Hazard pay: CCS APs will now get a $3 increase to your base wages for all hours worked in July, August, and September. You’ll see your hazard pay for hours you already worked in your August 25 paycheck. You’ll also receive an additional $25 of targeted hazard pay per shift if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client.

PPE: You will continue to be provided with all the necessary PPE for caring for all your clients.

You can read the latest MOU here. 


Through impact bargaining, CCS caregivers have won:  

  • Hazard Pay: CCS APs will receive an additional $3.50 an hour for every hour worked in May and June. We are all on the front lines, so all CCS APs will receive this pay regardless if you are caring for a client with COVID-19. And, you’ll get aadditional $25 targeted-hazard pay per shift for taking care of COVID-19 test-positive clients. 
  • More PPE: CSS has committed to spending $255,000 to provide PPEs and supplies intended to protect workers, including one-time use N-95 masks, face shields and goggles, gowns, and gloves for caring for test-positive clients. 
  • Healthcare and Training: CCS is increasing their hourly contribution rate to the Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust for all hours worked in May and June so no one loses healthcare coverage. 

See the full MOU here.

Despite the State facing a growing budget deficit as a result of the pandemic, Governor Inslee agreed to increase funding for home care agencies like CCS in order to provide this immediate support to caregivers. This was all made possible because of caregivers like you sending letters, signing petitions, sharing your stories, and so much more to demand the Legislature prioritize caregivers to receive Federal stimulus money.  

Standing together got us to this point, we need to keep this up to make sure that caregivers are treated as the essential professionals they are. 

August 1, 2021 Update: Full Life Care APs will get a $2.61 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked between July 1 and December 31, 2021.

You can read the latest MOU here.


April 23, 2021 Update: Full Life Care APs will get a $2.85 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked in April, May, and June 2021. We’ll also continue to receive an additional $25 of targeted Hazard Pay per shift if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. 

You can read the latest MOU here.


January 15, 2021 Update: Full Life Care APs will continue to get a $2.85 increase to our base wages for all hours worked in January, February, and March. 

You can read the latest MOU here.   

Full Life Care APs are also in the 1A priority group for getting the COVID-19 vaccine because of our advocacy as a Union. Learn how to get the vaccine here


September 5, 2020 update: We have exciting news for Full Life Care home care workers. Our bargaining team has been working to reach an agreement with Full Life Care about extending Hazard Pay – and thanks to workers raising their voices, we have made it happen!

Hazard pay: Full Life Care APs will now get a $2.85 increase to your base wages for all hours worked in July, August, and September. You’ll receive your hazard pay for hours you already worked in your September 20 paycheck.

PPE: You will continue to be provided with all the necessary PPE for caring for all your clients. You can ask your supervisor for PPE – contact us if you haven’t received PPE upon request.

You can read the latest MOU here.


Through impact bargaining, Full Life Care home care employees have won:  

  1. Hazard Pay: Full Life Care home care workers will receive an additional $3.50 an hour for every hour worked in May and June. We are all on the front lines, so all Full Life Care home care workers will receive this pay, regardless if you are caring for a client with COVID-19.  
  2. MorePPE: Full Life Care has committed to spending additional funds to provide PPE and supplies intended to protect workers, including one-time-use N-95 masks, gowns, and gloves for caring for test-positive clients. 
  3. Training: Full Life Care is increasing their hourly contribution rate to the Training Partnership for all hours worked in May and June. 

See the full MOU here.

This was possible because caregivers like you demanded Governor Inslee increase funding for home care agencies like Full Life Care by prioritizing caregivers to receive Federal stimulus funding – and it worked!  However, earlier this week DSHS announced budget cuts they plan to make to balance the state budget. These cuts will decimate long-term care in Washington. Cutting these vital resources isn’t what our state needs – we need revenue. That’s why we now need to demand Congress pass the HEROES Act – a new bill that provide federal relief and funding for long-term care 

Standing together got us to this point – we need to keep this up to make sure that caregivers are treated as the essential professionals they are.

July 1, 2021 Update: Millenia APs will get a $2.73 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked between July 1 and December 31, 2021. We’ll also continue to receive an additional $25 of targeted Hazard Pay per shift if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. 

You can read the latest MOU here


April 23, 2021 Update: Millenia APs will get a $2.73 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked in April, May, and June 2021. We’ll also continue to receive an additional $25 of targeted Hazard Pay per shift if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. 

You can read the latest MOU here


January 15, 2021 Update: Millennia APs will continue to get a $2.73 increase to our base wages for all hours worked in January, February, and March. We’ll also continue to receive an additional $25 of targeted Hazard Pay per shift if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. 

You can read the latest MOU here.  

Millennia APs are also in the 1A priority group for getting the COVID-19 vaccine because of our advocacy as a Union. Learn how to get the vaccine here


August 27, 2020 update: We have exciting news for Millennia caregivers. Our bargaining team has been working to reach an agreement with Millennia about extending Hazard Pay – and thanks to workers raising their voices, we have made it happen!

Hazard pay: Millennia APs will now get a $2.73 increase to your base wages for all hours worked in July, August, and September. You’ll also receive an additional $25 per shift of targeted hazard pay if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. You should have seen the increase to your base wages your August 20 paycheck, and you’ll receive your hazard pay for hours you worked from July 1 – July 31 in your September 5 paycheck.

PPE: You will continue to be provided with all the necessary PPE for caring for all your clients. You can ask your supervisor for PPE – contact us if you haven’t received PPE upon request.


Through impact bargaining, Millennia caregivers have won:

  1. Hazard Pay: Millennia caregivers will receive an additional $3.25 an hour for every hour worked in May and June, We are all on the front lines, so all Millennia caregivers will receive this pay, regardless if you are caring for a client with COVID-19. In addition, you’ll receive another $25 per shift when taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client.
  2. More PPE: Millennia has committed to spending additional funds to provide PPE and supplies intended to protect workers, including one-time-use N-95 masks, gowns, and gloves for caring for test-positive clients.
  3. Healthcare: Millenia is increasing their hourly contribution rate to the Health Benefits Trust for all hours worked in May and June, so no one loses healthcare coverage.

See full MOU here.

This was possible because caregivers like you demanded Governor Inslee increase funding for home care agencies like Millenia by prioritizing caregivers to receive Federal stimulus funding – and it worked!  However, earlier this week DSHS announced budget cuts they plan to make to balance the state budget. These cuts will decimate long-term care in Washington. Cutting these vital resources isn’t what our state needs – we need revenue. That’s why we now need to demand Congress pass the HEROES Act – a new bill that provide federal relief and funding for long-term care.

Standing together got us to this point – we need to keep this up to make sure that caregivers are treated as the essential professionals they are.

July 9, 2021 Update: Concerned Citizens APs will get a $2.73 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked between July 1 and December 31, 2021. We’ll also continue to receive $3 of targeted Hazard Pay per hour if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. 

You can read the latest MOU here.


April 23, 2021 Update: Concerned Citizens APs will get a $2.73 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked in April, May, and June 2021. We’ll also continue to receive $3 of targeted Hazard Pay per hour if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. 

You can read the latest MOU here.   


January 15, 2021 Update:  Concerned Citizens APs will continue to get a $2.73 increase to our base wages for all hours worked in January, February, and March. We’ll also continue to receive $3 of targeted Hazard Pay per hour if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. 

You can read the latest MOU here

Concerned Citizens APs are also in the 1A priority group for getting the COVID-19 vaccine because of our advocacy as a Union. Learn how to get the vaccine here


August 14, 2020 Update: We have exciting news for Concerned Citizens caregivers. Our bargaining team has been working to reach an agreement with Concerned Citizens about extending Hazard Pay – and thanks to workers raising their voices, we have made it happen!

Hazard pay: Concerned Citizens APs will now get a $2.73 increase to your base wages for all hours worked in July, August, and September – or a $3 increase per hour if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client. You’ll see your hazard pay for hours you already worked in your August 25 paycheck.

PPE: You will continue to be provided with all the necessary PPE for caring for all your clients.

You can read the latest MOU here. 


Through impact bargaining, Concerned Citizens caregivers have won:  

  1. Hazard Pay: Concerned Citizens APs will receive an additional $3.25 an hour for every hour worked in May and June. We are all on the front lines, so all Concerned Citizens APs will receive this pay, regardless if you are caring for a client with COVID-19.  
  2. More PPE: Concerned Citizens has committed to spending additional funds to provide PPE and supplies intended to protect workers, including one-time-use N-95 masks, gowns, and gloves for caring for test-positive clients. 
  3. Healthcare and Training: Concerned Citizens is increasing their hourly contribution rate to the Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust for all hours worked in May and June, so no one loses healthcare coverage. 

Read the full MOU here.

Despite the State facing a growing budget deficit as a result of the pandemic, Governor Inslee agreed to increase funding for home care agencies like Concerned Citizens in order to provide this immediate support to caregivers. This was all made possible because of caregivers like you sending letters, signing petitions, sharing your stories, and so much more to demand the Legislature prioritize caregivers to receive Federal stimulus money.  

Standing together got us to this point – we need to keep this up to make sure that caregivers are treated as the essential professionals they are. 

July 9, 2021 Update: Chesterfield APs will get a $2.73 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked between July 1 and December 31, 2021.  We’ll also continue to receive an additional $2 of targeted Hazard Pay per hour if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client.  

You can read the latest MOU here.   


April 7, 2021 Update: Chesterfield APs will get a $2.73 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked in April, May, and June 2021.  

You can read the latest MOU here.   


January 15, 2021 Update: Chesterfield APs will continue to get a $2.73 increase to our base wages for all hours worked in January, February, and March 2021. We’ll also continue to receive an additional $2 of targeted Hazard Pay per hour if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client.  

 You can read the latest MOU here.   

 Chesterfield APs are also in the 1A priority group for getting the COVID-19 vaccine because of our advocacy as a Union. Learn how to get the vaccine here.  


August 24, 2020 update: We have exciting news for Chesterfield caregivers. Our bargaining team has been working to reach an agreement with Chesterfield about extending Hazard Pay – and thanks to workers raising their voices, we have made it happen!

Hazard pay: Chesterfield APs will now get a $2.73 increase to your base wages for all hours worked in July, August, and September. You’ll also receive an additional $25 per shift of targeted hazard pay if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client.  You’ll see your hazard pay for hours you already worked in your September 1 paycheck.

PPE: You will continue to be provided with all the necessary PPE for caring for all your clients.

You can read the latest MOU here.


Through impact bargaining Chesterfield caregivers have won:

  • Hazard Pay: Chesterfield APs will receive an additional $3 an hour for every hour worked in May and June. We are all on the front lines, so all Chesterfield APs will receive this pay regardless if you are caring for a client with COVID-19. And, you’ll get an additional $25 targeted-hazard pay per shift for taking care of COVID-19 test-positive clients.
  • More PPE: Chesterfield has committed to spending additional funds to provide PPE and supplies intended to protect workers, including one-time use N-95 masks, gowns, and gloves for caring for test-positive clients.
  • Healthcare and Training: Chesterfield is increasing their hourly contribution rate to the Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust for all hours worked in May and June, so no one loses healthcare coverage.

See the full MOU here.

Despite the State facing a growing budget deficit as a result of the pandemic, Governor Inslee agreed to increase funding for home care agencies like Chesterfield in order to provide this immediate support to caregivers. This was all made possible because of caregivers like you sending letters, signing petitions, sharing your stories, and so much more to demand the Legislature prioritize caregivers to receive Federal stimulus money.

Standing together got us to this point, we need to keep this up to make sure that caregivers are treated as the essential professionals they are.

While the cloth masks you have also received are appropriate for outdoor trips, personal activities, and tasks like shopping and cooking, we encourage caregivers to use either surgical masks or N95 masks when providing direct care to your client. N95 masks are only effective when they are fit-tested, so you are strongly encouraged to do fit-testing.

How to order PPE:

  1. Online: Order PPE online here by filling out the required information (name, address, provider number, and number of clients).
  2. Phone or Email: Contact your local AAA or DDA. You only need to contact one person in your county, and you can call or send an email. If you are serving a Developmental Disability client, please contact Barb Uehara at pperequest@dshs.wa.gov or 360-407-1593.

Learn more about what type of mask to wear and when to wear it from the Benefits Group, but in general, caregivers are strongly encouraged to wear either a surgical mask and a face shield, or an N95 mask, when providing direct personal care to our clients.

Unless you or your client has a confirmed coronavirus diagnosis, the CDC recommends following everyday preventive actions, such as washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home when you are sick.

If you are caring for someone who is sick with COVID-19, please read the COVID-19 Guidance for In-Home Caregivers with Limited Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Free gloves for caregivers are available to some IPs through their clients’ health benefit. Please visit the SEIU 775 Benefits Group webpage for instructions.

We have exciting news for Washington caregivers. We have finished bargaining with the state and all home care agencies over the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – and thanks to workers raising their voices, we have won some real improvements! Details in the links below.

IP Impact Bargaining Wins

Agencies

Many of us are feeling hope on the horizon, as more and more people get the COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccine priorities continue to be updated regularly and now all of our clients ages 16 or older are eligible. Updated vaccine information, including how and where to get it for you or your client, can be found here.

July 27, 2021 Update: Amicable APs will get a $2.71 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked between July-December 2021.  

You can read the latest MOU here.   


April 7, 2021 Update: Amicable APs will get a $2.71 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked in April, May, and June 2021.  

You can read the latest MOU here.   


January 15, 2021 Update: Amicable APs will continue to get a $2.71 increase to our base wages for all hours worked in January, February, and March 2021. We’ll also continue to receive an additional $2 of targeted Hazard Pay per hour if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client.

You can read the latest MOU here.

Amicable APs are also in the 1A priority group for getting the COVID-19 vaccine because of our advocacy as a Union. Learn how to get the vaccine here.


August 21, 2020 Update: We have exciting news for Amicable caregivers. Our bargaining team has been working to reach an agreement with Amicable about extending Hazard Pay – and thanks to workers raising their voices, we have made it happen!

Hazard pay: Amicable APs will now get a $2.71 increase to your base wages for all hours worked in July, August, and September. You’ll also receive an additional $2 an hour of targeted hazard pay if taking care of a COVID-19 test-positive client.  You’ll see your hazard pay for hours you already worked in your August 20 paycheck.

PPE: You will continue to be provided with all the necessary PPE for caring for all your clients.

You can read the latest MOU here. 


Through impact bargaining, Amicable caregivers have won:  

  1. Hazard Pay: Amicable APs will receive an additional $3 an hour for every hour worked in May and June. We are all on the front lines, so all Amicable APs will receive this pay, regardless if you are caring for a client with COVID-19. And you’ll get aadditional $25 targeted-hazard pay per shift for taking care of COVID-19 test-positive clients. 
  2. More PPE: Amicable has committed to spending additional funds to provide PPE and supplies intended to protect workers, including one-timeuse N-95 masks, gowns, and gloves for caring for test-positive clients. 
  3. Healthcare and Training: Amicable is increasing their hourly contribution rate to the Training Partnership and Health Benefits Trust for all hours worked in May and June, so no one loses healthcare coverage. 

Read the full MOU here.

Despite the State facing a growing budget deficit as a result of the pandemic, Governor Inslee agreed to increase funding for home care agencies like Amicable in order to provide this immediate support to caregivers. This was all made possible because of caregivers like you sending letters, signing petitions, sharing your stories, and so much more to demand the Legislature prioritize caregivers to receive Federal stimulus money.  

Standing together got us to this point – we need to keep this up to make sure that caregivers are treated as the essential professionals they are.