IHSS WORKS TO VOTE ON THE NEW TERMS
Eureka, CA- In home care workers will have the final say on their term agreements; this is after the tentative agreement was reached with the Board of Supervisors. The group has been fighting for nearly two years for the county to raise their wages. The Supervisors gave the initial approval for a tentative agreement on Tuesday, and now IHSS workers will have the chance to vote on the new terms. In the next few weeks each IHSS worker will be given a ballot. Rallies have been held for the cause, workers have made their voices heard at public meetings, and now IHSS workers say it’s a rewarding feeling but much work still has to be done. Shane Brinton, the Community Outreach Liaison for the union said "it will still be a struggle for homecare workers. This still will not be everything that they deserve. They work so hard. And so the union will remain here in Humboldt County to advocate not only on behalf of the workers but also the recipients they care for."If the workers agree on the terms then the Board of Supervisors will have to approve it again in open session, and then it will be sent to the state for ratification where it will then be official.