We stood united: We protected nursing home funding, won a full restoration of the 7% cut to IHSS hours, & made affordable healthcare possible for millions!

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!

 

In Unity,

 

Laphonza Butler

President, SEIU ULTCW