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to change the way we care for each other in Oregon
Jamie Porter, Homecare worker, at the April 1 Care Power Lobby Day in Salem
Care Agenda: Taking action to improve private agency homecare
Universal homecare standards will improve long-term care for all Oregonians
SB 669 will create universal standards for homecare. Our current system offers little oversight to private pay agencies that have popped up all over Oregon as the industry has grown. And unlike union homecare, workers at private agencies don’t have a contract or collective bargaining to help them push for change. That’s why we need the Legislature to act. Please write you legislators today and ask them to vote yes on SB 669.
Protecting hours, higher wages are top priorities for next homecare contract
Thousands of SEIU state homecare and personal support workers responded to surveys to determine the top priorities for our next contract, and the results are clear: Protect consumer hours and services, win a wage increase, hold the line on benefits, and win access to a retirement benefit.
Why SB 669 matters for private agency homecare workers
“With lost hours due to lack of sleep, I have suffered approximately $12,000 in wage theft. My story is just one of many. Senate Bill 669 will provide oversight to Oregon’s private home care agencies. Please urge your legislators to support SB 669.”
—Sarah Bennett, Private agency homecare worker
Benefits Update: State Homecare
OregonSaves: A Pathway to Retirement for Homecare Workers
All workers deserve fair wages, affordable health care, and financial security upon retirement. Before forming a union, Oregon homecare workers had none of these basic needs met despite performing difficult and important jobs caring for our most vulnerable community members.