Orange County IHSS Workers Will Get Wage Increase
Home care workers in Orange County who provide care through California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program will see an increase in their wages beginning February 1, 2016, the Voice of OC reported on October 21.
Hourly wages will rise from $9.30 to $10.20. IHSS workers across the state will earn at least $10/hour beginning January 1, when a new California minimum wage takes effect.
Earlier this year, IHSS workers and their union representatives from the United Domestic Workers of America urged members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors for a wage increase to $10.75/hour.
The smaller wage increase was part of a new labor contract between the union and the county board. The contract expires at the end of June 2016.
Approximately 22,000 IHSS workers provide services for 26,000 consumers in Orange County, the Voice of OC reported.
— by Matthew Ozga