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May 16, 2015

Take 15 For 15

#‎Take15for15 is about taking 15 minutes out of your day to ‪#‎FightFor15 and raise awareness of our movement to win higher wages and union rights.

May 10, 2015

DC Homecare Worker Paula Wilson Speaks at Press Conference

“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.”

April 29, 2015

Gloves On, Shovels Out: 1199ers Clean Up After Fiery Baltimore Riots

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.

February 15, 2015

DC Homecare Workers Meet with Elected Officials

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.

December 28, 2014

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.