1199SEIU Statement on Trump Administration Ruling to Limit Home Care Workers’ Ability to Pay Union Dues

May 3, 2019

1199SEIU President George Gresham has released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s May 2nd CMS ruling designed to prevent independent provider home care workers from automatically deducting wages and allocating them for union dues:

"This most recent CMS ruling is yet another attempt by the Trump Administration to attack working people. We know that the ability to collectively bargain for wages and benefits is the best way to ensure that workers have the tools they need to support themselves and their families. 

"We also know that working women and men are able to decide how best to dedicate the wages they earn.

"Looking ahead to the future of long-term care, 1199SEIU remains committed to ensuring that home care workers, and all working people are able to continue to stand united to provide exceptional care for their patients, and to live and retire with dignity.”