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SEIU 775 caregivers at the capitol in Olympia

WA News Service | May 22, 2023

WA Lawmakers Address Understaffed Caregiving Industry

WA News Service | May 22, 2023 Lawmakers guaranteed more than $760 million in their budget to boost wages and benefits for home care service providers. That means Washington state caregivers will get wage increases of at least 10%. Veronica Tausili is a caregiver for her mother who traveled Olympia with her union – the […]

Everett Herald | May 22, 2023

Nursing homes get short-term 14% funding increase for Medicaid patients

Everett Herald | May 22, 2023 By Joy Borkholder The two-year state budget increases the Medicaid rate for skilled nursing facilities by 14% over the next two fiscal years, and adds funding for some specialty care. The Washington Health Care Association calculated the total additional Medicaid funding to be $406 million. […] Adam Glickman, secretary-treasurer […]

Everett Herald | May 22, 2023

Home care providers win $21 minimum wage, more in new state budget

Everett Herald | May 19, 2023 By Joy Borkholder Home care providers are celebrating big wins from the state legislative session, including a two-year budget that increases the starting wage to $21 per hour for most home care providers. “People feel good about the Legislature taking their concerns seriously,” said Adam Glickman, secretary-treasurer of SEIU […]

April 27, 2023

2023 WA Legislative Session Wins

Caregivers can be proud of our historic budget wins and all we accomplished together at this year’s Washington legislative session. Caregivers successfully urged lawmakers to include over $1 billion for long-term care in the 2023-2025 state budget! We raised our voices to pass laws and a budget that help make caregiving a good career and […]

The Columbian | April 10, 2023

Support Washington Wealth Tax

The Columbian | April 9, 2023 Opinion Editorial by SEIU 775 member Patrick K. from Camas I’m a home care provider working in Vancouver and a member of SEIU 775. I was a teacher, but started in this profession because I knew my mother wouldn’t cope in a nursing home. With age, many of us […]

The News Tribune | April 10, 2023

Washington needs to tax the ultra-rich.

The Tacoma News Tribune | April 8, 2023 Opinion Editorial by SEIU 775 member Matthew G. from Tacoma My partner suffers from a chronic illness. After his diagnosis, I became his professional in-home caregiver represented by SEIU 775, the caregivers union. We pay a disproportionate amount in taxes to fund the very services designed to […]

January 23, 2023

2023 년도 입법 우선 순위

간병인을 필수 의료 종사자로 지원한다면 워싱턴에서 여러 세대에 걸쳐 장기 요양을 개선할 수 있을 것입니다. 2023년도 입법 의제는 워싱턴 주에서 간병을 좋은 직업으로 만들고 노인과 장애인에게 양질의 치료를 제공할 수 있도록 이번 Legislative Session(입법 심의회) 동안 우리가 함께 달성해야 할 사항에 대해 자세히 설명합니다. 장기 요양을 개선하고, 우리의 삶, 가족, 클라이언트 및 지역 사회에 영향을 […]

January 23, 2023

CÁC ƯU TIÊN LẬP P HÁP NĂM 2023

Khi hỗ trợ các chăm sóc viên với tư cách là nhân viên chăm sóc sức khỏe thiết yếu, chúng tôi cũng cải thiện dịch vụ chăm sóc dài hạn ở Washington cho nhiều thế hệ. Chương Trình Lập Pháp Năm 2023 trình bày chi tiết những việc mà chúng ta cần cùng nhau hoàn […]

January 20, 2023

2023 年立法优先事项

护理人员是至关重要的医疗保健工作者,我们在支持护理人员的同时,还致力于在未来数十 年间改善华盛顿州的长期护理行业。我们的 2023 年立法议程详细说明了我们在本届立法会 议期间需要共同完成的工作,以确保华盛顿州的护理工作成为受欢迎的职业,并为老年人和残疾人提供高质量的护理服务。 除了改善长期护理行业,我们还支持在影响我们的生活、家庭、客户和社区的问题上取得进展。 SEIU 775 在 2023 年支持以下立法优先事项: 护理人员的 2023 年立法优先事项 全额资助家庭护理费率, 以提高工资并扩展福利范围, 将受抚养人医疗保险包括在内 华盛顿需要加强投资,让护理工作成为受欢迎的职业,这包括每小时 21 美元的起薪,为有 经验的工作者提供每小时 22-23 美元的工资,以及扩大医疗保险范围,将受抚养子女保险包 括在内。 我们目前正处于护理危机之中,由于员工中没有足够的护理人员,很多老年人和残疾人需要 等待数月,无法得到护理服务。立法机关必须尽其所能,让护理工作成为受欢迎的职业,能 够招聘和保留更多工作者。 “ 护理人员是我们州医疗保健系统的第一道防线。但人 们往往认为护理工作不是一种职业。我们的人员流动率 很高, 年轻人并没有像我们需要的那样进入这个领域。 通过全额资助家庭护理费率, 立法者将确保我们享受应 有的保护措施、薪酬、培训和福利。让护理工作成为可 持续发展的职业, 可以留住今天的护理人员, 并吸引未 来的护理人员。” Brittany, 单独个体医疗看顾提供者、代理机构医疗看顾提供者,Burien 全额资助专业护理机构, 并负责提高低薪工作者的工资水平 立法机关必须全额资助专业护理机构,包括每年重新制订基准、考虑通货膨胀、提高工资中 位数,以及更新占用罚款,以确保专业护理机构工作者的工资持续增长。这必须与报告要求 配合实施,以确保机构利用增加的资金来提高低薪工作者的工资。 十多年来,华盛顿州专业护理机构的 Medicaid 资金一直不足,导致这些机构资金和人员配 备不足,处境十分艰难。在 2021 年和 2022 年,立法机构对资金进行了一次性调整,帮助改 善了情况,包括增加低薪工作者工资;在工会代表的 […]