Take Action for Millions of Home Care Workers
Following an announcement by President Obama and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, the Department of Labor is seeking comments on proposed regulations to expand overtime and minimum-wage protections to over a million home-care workers. The comment period is open until February 27.
These new regulations are an important step towards creating what we need, but they are not final. The Department of Labor will review all of the comments filed and consider whether it should put the regulations into effect or make changes to them. We need everyone who supports fair pay for home care workers – people who work in home care, people who receive home care, and advocates who believe that we should be nation that takes care of one another across generations – to submit comments supporting the proposed regulations.
Visit the Action Center at caringacrossgenerations.org/take-action to get talking points and tools to help you make a formal comment on the proposed rule – and then let us know when you’ve submitted your comment!
Help us create what we need: quality home care for workers and consumers. Caring Across Generations is working to create millions of direct care jobs, with fair pay and benefits, the right to organize, training and career ladders, a path to citizenship for immigrant care workers, and support for individuals and families to find and afford quality long term services and supports.
Take action today by submitting a comment supporting the proposed regulations.
If you want to learn more about the proposed changes, join Caring Across Generations on a webinar to learn more about the proposed changes and how to comment to the Department of Labor about the importance of providing minimum wage and overtime pay to home care workers: