Tagged: care campaign

American Labor Leaders Host Virtual Summit Focused on Urgent Needs of Working Women

The heads of America’s leading labor unions joined U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and advocates from across America today for a virtual labor summit to recognize the critical role of women in the economy, celebrate the labor movement’s achievements, and highlight urgently-needed priorities for women in the workforce.

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Call your senators and demand that they pass the Build Back Better Act!

We are calling on the Senate to pass a budget reconciliation bill that includes an update to the “registry date” in immigration law, which would provide citizenship to millions of longtime immigrants who have put down roots here, who live and work in our communities, and who call this country home.

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North Carolina: State budget includes funding to raise the rates for HCBS and Intermediate Care Facilities

The North Carolina State FY 21-23 budget passed in November 2021 includes funding to raise the rates for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs), including a wage passthrough for the direct care workers employed in those programs.

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Chicago: All domestic workers must be given written contracts that include the wage and work schedule in the workers’ preferred language.

As of Jan. 1, 2022, all house cleaners, nannies and caregivers--regardless of their immigration status--working in Chicago must be given written contracts that include the agreed-upon wage and work schedule information — and be written in the workers’ preferred language.

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