Published: September 2, 2021

Thank you for joining our Facebook Action on Late Pay. The goal of this action is to force the Department of Human Services to negotiate with us on the issue of late pay. You will need a Facebook account to participate in this action.

After years of dealing with late and/or inaccurate pay, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! This kind of systemic problem does not happen in other jobs. The State implemented a new payment system to resolve the issue, but without adequate support and training it has caused thousands of caregivers to be paid incorrectly or not at all. It’s unacceptable.

So we’re putting pressure on DHS in a public place, Facebook.We are demanding the State take responsibility and acknowledge the failure in the PTC rollout and make workers whole in a meaningful way.

What can you do? Take action! Here’s how you can participate.

Step 1

Go to this recent facebook post from the Oregon Home Care Commission. Here’s the link.

Step 2

Leave a comment. We’ve provided some sample comments for you below but we strongly encourage you to personalize the message. If you’ve ever received a late paycheck, include that. If you’ve heard about other workers who have run into problems with late pay, say that.

Sample message: I am a homecare worker and I demand to be paid on time every time. DHS has admitted to paying thousands of  homecare workers late, incorrectly, or not at all. That is unacceptable. In no other job would people tolerate not getting paid on time. This needs to be fixed. Our union has common sense solutions on the table, and I want to know why DHS isn’t moving faster to fix this.

Sample message: I am a caregiver concerned about the payroll crisis currently facing homecare and personal support workers. We have been dealing with pay issues for years with no real resolution. The launch of the new timekeeper system only made these issues worse. Enough is enough! We demand that the State take accountability in this pay crisis that homecare workers are facing and fix it!

Step 2.5

Visit the Oregon Department of Human Services page and leave another comment. Here’s the link.

Step 3

Share this action with your friends and encourage them to support care providers by participating in the action!