State Budget Restores IHSS Hours, Protects Funding; Supreme Court agrees w/us!
Sisters and Brothers,
Because of the leadership of our ULTCW members, we are once again celebrating victories for California long term care workers and working families across the country.
State budget protects nursing home funding, restores 7% cut to IHSS hours:
We’ve gone to Sacramento – lobbied our legislators – testified before committees – collected thousands of signatures of support – and we were heard.
Through our work and dedication to making sure our elected officials place the issues of long term care workers and recipients as a priority, Governor Brown signed into law a state budget that will protect vital funding for nursing homes and will restore the 7% cut made to IHSS hours effective July 1st.
If you are an IHSS provider, the restored hours will appear on your July timesheets. If you have questions about the hours on your timesheet, you should contact your local IHSS office.
Supreme Court rules in favor of the Affordable Care Act:
In addition to our California budget victories, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act. As President Obama stated from the White House Rose Garden, “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay. This is a good day for America.”
We celebrate this ruling, as we understand firsthand what the Affordable Care Act has meant to us as providers, to our family members, and to our communities. We believed that healthcare should not be a privilege for a few, but a right for all and we took action to fulfill that belief when our members worked tirelessly to pass the Affordable Care Act and ensure its successful implementation in California.
There is no denying the power that comes when long term care workers and allies stand united.
Together, we are changing lives for the better!
President, SEIU ULTCW
Position: Travel Accounts Coordinator
Travel Accounts Coordinator
ULTCW Job Description
This position is responsible for the overseeing the union’s credit card charges. Most charges originate from travel and transportation. Using the Union’s access to BCD Travel software, the Travel Coordinator will assist in travel arrangements with staff, make travel arrangements for member organizers, and manage the paperwork and receipts of such arrangements. It also includes approving union vehicle usage, maintenance, and repairs, as well as approving staff car allowance payments and various insurance needs.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)
1) Oversees BCD Travel arrangements.
2) Assists union staff in creating their travel itineraries.
3) Creates travel itineraries for member organizers.
4) Responsible for reviewing the online credit card charges on a daily basis.
5) Compiles detailed back-up documents for credit card charges on a daily basis.
6) Prepares the monthly charge summary of charges with complete back-up to the Staff Accountant by the second day after receiving the credit card bill.
7) Maintains the custody of the keys to the union vans and unused vehicles.
8) Works with staff in the maintenance are repairs of union vehicles.
9) Handles all insurance, registration, and fines, tickets, and penalties regarding staff.
10) Provides payroll processors information of staffs’ eligibility to receive car allowance.
11) Assist in researching items for audits, reconciliations, and financial reporting.
12) Runs miscellaneous reports and schedules, as required.
13) Bank Deposit.
14) Gathers and maintain information for Agency Fee Payer Time Distribution Reports.
15) Perform other duties as required to support the department and its mission.
High school graduate or equivalent and at least two to four years of experience working in a fast paced accounting environment, or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Work is generally performed in an office setting. Employees must recognize that working in the labor movement is tough, demanding work, which sometimes requires working long or irregular hours that may necessitate overtime. Some travel may be required.
Scope and Nature of Supervision:
This position reports to the Lead Accountant, Controller or designee.
To Apply for This Position:
Mail, e-mail or fax a detailed resume, cover letter, a one-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:
In subject of email: Position Title of Position you are Applying for
c/o Human Resources
Attn.: Human Resources
2910 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
LA County Board of Supervisors Approve Wage Increase for LA County Home Care Workers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY, JUNE 16
CONTACT: Melissa Uribe (213) 590-9091 (English and Spanish)
Scott Mann (323) 333-4850 (English)
LA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVE WAGE INCREASE FOR HOME CARE WORKERS
Over a thousand home care workers celebrated outside the BOS after historic vote took place
Los Angeles, CA – Today the L.A. County Board of Supervisors (BOS) approved a wage increase from $9.65 to $11.18 for L.A. County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers, making it the biggest increase they’ve ever received.
After months of rallying at the BOS meetings and fighting for a contract that puts them on a path to $15, today over a thousand of L.A. County IHSS providers celebrated as the BOS voted to afford them a $1.53 increase.
The motion introduced by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and seconded by Supervisor Hilda Solis received additional support from Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Michael Antonovich. As approved, IHSS providers’ wages will increase to $11 in February 2016 and $11.18 in February 2017.
“Today is a victorious day for L.A. County IHSS providers as we celebrate the greatest wage increase we’ve ever won,” said Laphonza Butler, President of SEIU-ULTCW. “Today’s vote is a leap forward in our path to $15 and a step toward lifting all L.A. County workers out of poverty. We stood together in our fight for a life of dignity and we will continue to fight and stand together to ensure that we are afforded a life that permits us to live and survive in the place that we call home.”
In January of this year, IHSS providers began rallying at BOS meetings, urging county representatives to lift them out of poverty and not leave them behind as they wouldn’t benefit from a minimum wage increase at a local level. This workforce can only achieve a livable wage byway of a contract that must be approved by the BOS.
“Simply put, L.A. County home care workers can’t survive on $9.65 and we made that fact very clear to our county representatives,” said L.A. County IHSS provider Cassandra Sanchez. “By placing home care workers on a path that lifts us out of poverty, they are bettering not only our lives and those we care for, but our overall economy and our communities. Everyone is a winner when workers receive a livable wage.”
The last wage increase IHSS providers received was for 65 cents in 2012. Their then-wage of $9 was increased to the current $9.65.
For more information on IHSS providers’ fight for a path to $15, visit www.WeCareLA.us