County IHSS workers ask supervisors for better wages

Feb 10, 2015 7:37 PM by Brian Johnson

In-home supportive services workers made their voice loud and clear to the Butte County Board of Supervisors today.

They're asking the supervisors to do right by them and pay a better wage and offer insurance for those who qualify for it.

A union rep present at today's meeting says of the 2,800 IHSS workers in the county, only 500 receive insurance through the county.

One of their proposals to county supervisors is asking for a 90 cent raise.

"At $9 an hour, we're living below poverty and when we take money out of our pocket to actually help our consumers, it makes it even harder to work for them," said Connie Graham, 2nd Vice President of the California United Homecare Workers.

The workers say they'll have more negotiations with the county later this month, and if no progress is made, will be back in the supervisor chambers on February 24th.


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