IP’s have won Hazard Pay of $2.56 an hour for all hours worked from July through September!
We demanded Governor Inslee continue our hazard pay – and it worked!
Since the start, caregivers have been at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. And even though we were able to demand Impact Bargaining with the State and win Hazard Pay for the months of May and June, we knew that we weren’t done fighting for the pay and protections caregivers need and deserve. We heard from caregivers across the state about how vital Hazard Pay is in this time of crisis.
As you may have heard in our tele-town hall last week, we recently started our regular IP bargaining with the State where we are fighting for a fair new Union contract for all IPs. Although the State’s initial proposal rejected almost everything we proposed, we have won Hazard Pay of $2.56 for all hour worked from July through September. This is a major win, and would not have been possible without your calls, emails, and texts to Gov Inslee and DSHS. Together, we kept up the pressure and together we won!
Additionally, IPs received a raise on July 1, thanks to our Union contract! You will see this increase in your August paycheck. Our raise is possible because members used a united voice to get the best state contract! In our contract, all caregivers get raises every 6 months.
If you don’t see your pay increase in August, call our Member Resource Center at 1-866-371-3200 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday).