Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors decided to postpone a vote that would have finally given home care workers a living wage.
Nearly 1,000 home care workers, recipients and community partners attended the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting yesterday, in anticipation of a vote for a $.65 wage increase for all home care workers in the County.
The wage increase would bring home care workers up from $9.00 per hour to $9.65, a living wage standard set by the County itself.
The amount of support we had did not go unnoticed. It is this type of support that will bring the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to a vote in favor of lifting home care workers out of poverty and giving them their well-deserved raise. That’s why we’re back today!
Today, our presence will be critical in making sure that our County representatives know what a living wage means to home care workers, care recipients and their communities.