Support the Humboldt County IHSS Workers Struggle for Fair Pay!

forwarded from Shane Brinton <>

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
In Solidarity,
Shane Brinton
Humboldt Community Outreach Liaison
California United Homecare Workers
AFSCME / SEIU Local 4034
Cell: (707) 382-7270

One thought on “Support the Humboldt County IHSS Workers Struggle for Fair Pay!

  1. Let’s face the truth. If the developmentally disabled are kicked out of state institutions, then we see group homes run by health and human services and social services scrambling to provide basic medical and behavioral needs these consumers needs, and we’ve all seen how INEPT the people working in these agencies that are intended “to help” the disabled really are…….so that leaves us with the dilemma of HOW will we care for all these displaced state residential clients? WHERE will they go? WHO will take care of them? NOBODY is asking these questions….Clearly, IHSS is a lot CHEAPER and COST EFFECTIVE than placing someone in an out of home placement, so let’s quit the BS and stick with REALITY IHSS is a great program that saves tax payers money by allowing people who have severe disabilities or illness to STAY at home rather than end up in a costly out of home placement!!!!

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