1199 Home Care Member Testimony in Washington, D.C.

October 20, 2023

Lilieth Clacken-September-October.2023.final.jpgLilieth Clacken, an 1199 home care member for eight years with the Region Care and All Metro agencies, traveled to the nation’s capital to advocate for her fellow members at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Clacken spoke passionately about coming together to create strong union contracts that level the playing field, and ensure workers are protected as they navigate the often unpredictable working environments in home care.

After listening to childcare workers speak of the uncertainties of working without contracts, Lilieth stressed the role of the union in educating workers on their rights and creating a support system that advocates for the unique needs of caregivers.