Endorsers/Supporters of Measure R


Measure R, the Eureka Fair Wage Act is ENDORSED by:


⇒Humboldt and Del Norte CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL


⇒SEIU Local 1021 (a union of 54,000 workers in Northern California)

⇒ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE at Humboldt State University

⇒Humboldt County GREEN PARTY








⇒ LINDA ATKINS, Eureka City Councilmember

⇒ CHRIS KERRIGAN, former Eureka City Councilmember

⇒ NATALIE ARROYO, Eureka City Council candidate

⇒ KIM BERGEL, Eureka City Counsel candidate

IHSS Workers, CUHW & Supporters to Speak @ Tuesday’s Supes Meeting

via Shane Brinton [ shaneb@cuhw.org ] :

Hi all. This is a friendly reminder that members and supporters of the California United Homecare Workers union will be attending the Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) to speak in support of a wage increase for IHSS workers.

We will be gathering at 1:20 pm in the Supervisors’ chambers, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka. This is an important meeting because we have bargaining coming up later in the week. Please make sure the Supervisors know where this community’s priorities are. We’ll see you there!

Thank You,

Shane Brinton

Humboldt Community Outreach Liaison / Consultant California United Homecare Workers AFSCME/SEIU Local 4034 314 L Street, Eureka, CA 95501 Cell: (707) 382-7270




Have a Heart Rally for Homecare Workers: Tuesday 12:30 Courthouse – WEAR RED

the following came via Redwood Progressive [ rs@richardsalzman.com ] email letter :

The California United Homecare Workers (CUHW) union will be holding a rally on Tuesday and we need your help to make it a success. Please join us as we continue our fight to improve the lives of those who keep our seniors and people with disabilities healthy at home. Here are the details:

What: Rally for Homecare Justice – Wear red to show that you “have a heart” for homecare.


Where: Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka

When: Tuesday, February 5 at 12:30 pm

Why: Negotiations with the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, acting as the Humboldt County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority, have dragged on for over a year as the Supervisors have refused to offer a single penny to the lowest paid caregivers in California. After the workers put forward a Settlement Proposal last December, the Board of Supervisors unilaterally ended negotiations and refused to consider the proposal.

We will be joined at the rally by allies from local non-profits, other unions, the disability rights community, and senior advocates, among others. We hope you will be able to join us too. Following the rally, community supporters are invited to attend a reception at the union’s office, located at 314 L Street, Eureka.

For more information:  shaneb@cuhw.org or  (707) 382-7270.


– To contact the Supervisors:

Rex Bohn   <rbohn@co.humboldt.ca.us> 476-2391

Estelle Fennell  <efennell@co.humboldt.ca.us> 476-2392

Mark Lovelace <mlovelace@co.humboldt.ca.us> 476-2393

Virginia Bass <vbass@co.humboldt.ca.us> 476-2394

Ryan Sundberg <rsundberg@co.humboldt.ca.us> 476-2395

Poll:  Do Humboldt County’s IHSS Workers Deserve A Raise?

or take it at polldaddy:


Support CUHW & IHSS Workers Friday November 9th – Candleligh​t Vigil Eureka Courthouse 6 PM

Shine A Little Light for Humboldt Homecare

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Click on the following link to hear our radio ad for the Humboldt County IHSS Candlelight Vigil Friday, November 9th at the Eureka Courthouse (825 5th St, Eureka) at 6pm: CUHW – CANDLELIGHT VIGIL


Support the Humboldt County IHSS Workers Struggle for Fair Pay!

forwarded from Shane Brinton <shaneb@cuhw.org>

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
If you know anyone who is an In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) worker or a recipient who benefits from these vital services, you have probably heard about the struggle to win better wages and benefits for homecare workers.
You are invited to learn more about this ongoing struggle – and how you can get involved – at one of the following community coffee meetings later this week:
–Thursday, November 1
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Golden Harvest Cafe

1062 G Street

Thursday, November 1
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


1924 Central Avenue

Friday, November 2
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Calico’s Cafe

808 Redwood Drive

– These meetings are being hosted by the California United Homecare Workers (CUHW), the union that represents IHSS providers in Humboldt County. Our statewide President Gail Ennis will be available to answer questions, as will local members and organizers.
This is an open invitation to all homecare workers, IHSS recipients, and anyone else who is interested in learning more. We’ll treat you to a cup of coffee or tea and chat about this important struggle.
RSVP appreciated, but not required. Please respond to shaneb@cuhw.org.
In Solidarity,
Shane Brinton
Humboldt Community Outreach Liaison
California United Homecare Workers
AFSCME / SEIU Local 4034
Cell: (707) 382-7270

CUHW Ask For Support For Fair Wages & Benefits for IHSS Home Health Care Workers

California United Homecare Workers are asking IHSS Homecare Providers and the public to stand with us in solidarity.
We meet at the Supervisors Chambers in the Courthouse 825 Fifth Street, Eureka. 1:00 PM.
The next meetings are:
Tuesday, 10/16
Tuesday 10/23
Tuesday, 11/6
Tuesday, 11/13
Tuesday, 12/4
Tuesday, 12/11
Tuesday, 12/18
Background Information:
An independent Fact Finder came in and looked at the County’s books and found that they DO have the ability to pay.
Link to the Fact Finding Report.
In closed session, the Board of Supervisors chose NOT to put the recommendations in effect.
They want to keep us in poverty.
We are asking that you stand with us in support at the Board of Supervisors Meetings listed above.  If you can’t make it to the meetings, call and or writ your Supervisor.  Thank you for your support.
Kathy Sobilo