Press Release: Arbitrator Issues Historic Decision Requiring Home Care Employers to Fund A $30 Million Dollar Wage Fund To Pay Back Wages And Penalties To Current And Former 1199 Home Care Workers
NEW YORK – An arbitrator has issued an historic $30 million arbitration award covering more than 100,000 current and former 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East bargaining unit members employed at 42 home care agencies.
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The fastest growing sector of the healthcare industry is home healthcare. As the costs of acute care grow, many of our elderly and their families prefer the comfort and familiarity of home care. Our skilled and devoted home health aides and attendants have joined together in 1199SEIU because it is the strongest, most effective home care union in the United States. Together we fight for a living wage and healthcare coverage, while continuing to build skills and train for increased responsibilities as caregivers, better able to serve our clients in their homes. 1199SEIU, the strongest, fastest-growing and most effective healthcare union in the country, now represents more than 125,000 home care workers throughout Florida, Washington, DC, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York.