[Marxism] Home Health Care Worker Strike

Roberta Batorsky rbatorsky at verizon.net
Wed Jun 9 18:57:34 MDT 2004


MML:
I would like to call your attention to the Home Health Care workers' gains against four agencies including Partners In Care and the Visiting Nurses Association, which have agreed to pay home care workers $10/hour up from $7. Local 1199/S.E.I.U., representing 12,000 home care aides - nearly all black and Hispanic women, called the strike. Several agencies are still refusing the union's demands that workers be paid a living wage. Typically, the New York Times focused on the melodrama of a paraplegic, absent morning assisted shower and without breakfast, rather than the tens of thousands of home care workers who perform the least desirable, most necessary tasks for next to nothing in return and struggle to survive. Sorry to distract you from Reagan. Hey, the home health care worker mini-victory is the second good thing to happen this week.
rbatorsky at verizon.net


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