At the end of 2015, thousands of home care workers made time to let leaders in Washington know what we NEED: better access to home care for all Americans, and a living wage for home care workers.
We printed out and dropped off thousands of comments (they were heavy!) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make sure our voice is heard when it comes to making new rules.
That’s Charol Hewitt and Sepia Coleman at the Supreme Court. They traveled all the way from Memphis to Washington, DC, to make their voices heard with other workers. The Supreme Court is hearing a case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, that threatens our right to have a voice on the job.
All of these different pieces – making our voice heard on Medicaid issues, fighting to protect the right to organize, leading change in our cities – are part of our movement to make home care better for everyone.
We’ve already made a big difference by sending our comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. But there’s still a lot of work going on to keep the fight strong. Workers like me are giving our heart and soul every day, even though we’re not getting paid what we’re worth. And there’s no guarantee there will be enough home care workers in America as more folks retire.
It’s a big problem, but we’re not afraid of hard work. Keep up our momentum by sharing Charol and Sepia’s picture!
Thanks for doing your part,
Home Care Worker
National Organizing Committee