THE WORK WE DO: Home Care Workers Deserve Better

January 6, 2022


More than 70 Home Care members from New York and Massachusetts traveled to Washington, DC on November 16 to join a national rally attended by the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D, NY), along with several other Congressional representatives from New York, to press for the passing of the Build Back Better bill.

The legislation provides billions of dollars of investment in community based care, including Home Care.

It passed in the House a few days after the rally and, at press time, the national campaign for Build Back Better had moved to the Senate. If it passes there, 1199 Home Care members will be in a much stronger position to negotiate the wage and benefit increases they so richly deserve after risking their lives in the pandemic.