September 21, 2021 Update: ResCare Residential APs will get a $2.45 per hour increase to our base wages for all hours worked from July 1 through December 31, 2021.
May 22, 2020
Through impact bargaining, ResCare caregivers have won:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.