On March 8th Homecare Workers will be coming together throughout the different parts of the state in homage of International Women’s Day to honor the majority-female homecare workforce.
87% of home care providers are women, overwhelmingly Black, Latinx, and Asian Pacific Islander women. As we celebrate International Women’s Day we will highlight the women who care for our community, our seniors and of each other and the need for home care jobs, one of the fastest-growing professions in our economy, to be good union jobs with family-sustaining wages of at least $15 an hour, basic benefits and training to provide high standards of care to seniors and people with disabilities.
We recognize the inextricable link between race, women, and the economy: care jobs are underpaid and undervalued because they are historically done by Black women and by immigrants. With direct investment in long term care work, working people of all races — Black, Latinx, White, Asian Pacific Islander, and Indigenous peoples — will benefit. By treating caregiving work as essential social infrastructure and creating good union jobs that pay at least $15 an hour and provide benefits, we can build a more inclusive, resilient America.
Join us on March 8th we’ll be coming together throughout different parts of the state in honor of International Women’s Day to celebrate, honor the women who do Care Work and the Women who lead our in our Homecare Labor Union and to ensure Homecare Workers are included in this upcoming American Rescue Act that is sitting at Senate.
Actions happening across the state:
Sign Waving, PPE and Local County Vaccine information distribution
Location: SEIU Forum Building
Contact: Andrew Kung, 360-558-9225
Visibility Action, Story Sharing
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: SEIU Headquarters 1730 Commercial St SE, Salem OR
Contact: Nicthe Verdugo, 541-816-9291
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Senior and Disability Services Office on 10th and Willamette, Eugene OR
Contact: Daniel Hayes, 541-735-4489
Care-a-Van and Story Sharing
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Contact Renee Booker for meet-up location, 650-222-5025
Contact: Renee Booker, 650-222-5025
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Bend Office 925 SE 2nd St Suite C, Bend OR
Contact: Erik Horeis 541-601-8024
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Meet at Pendleton Office 920 SW Frazer Ave #120, Pendleton OR
Contact: Matt Wilson: 541-429-5082