“I work hard caring for those who cannot care for themselves and I deserve the same federal protections and rights afforded almost every other worker in this country. Fair laws like those that guarantee overtime pay for overtime work, $15 an hour and a union will put us on the right track.”
The morning after intense demonstrations and riots tore through Baltimore City—leaving behind shattered glass, torched cars and buildings, and a community reeling in shock—members and staff of 1199SEIU wearing purple shirts and work gloves convened at the union hall on North Eutaw Street to assist neighboring businesses victimized by the previous nights’ vandalism.
Even though DC homecare workers should receive seven paid sick days each year, few if any are receiving this benefit, requiring them to go to work sick or stay home and lose wages.
A Brief History of Our Fight for: Back Wages, a Living Wage, Overtime, Sick Time and Respect on the Job!
During the 16-day Federal government shutdown, Oct. 1-Oct. 16, paychecks from DC homecare providers bounce forcing many homecare attendants to face many hardships. Homecare workers also document increased instances of not being paid properly for all hours worked.